Residential Solar Tax Credit

In August 2012 the credit was amended yet again (A.B. 34) to allow it to be claimed for systems installed under lease or power purchase agreements (PPAs) of at least 10 years in length. For third…

Eligibility: Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Solar, Wind & Biomass Energy Systems Exemption

Section 487 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law provides a 15-year real property tax exemption for solar, wind energy, and farm-waste energy systems constructed in New York State. As curr…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Solar Easements & Local Option Solar Rights Laws

The New York General City, Town, and Village codes also allow local zoning districts to make regulations regarding solar access that provide for “the accommodation of solar energy systems and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Net Metering

NOTE: On October 21, 2015, the NY Public Service Commission denied the Orange and Rockland Utility’s petition to cease offering net-metering and interconnections once the 6% net-metering cap was…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels… More

 

System Benefits Charge

The SBC has gone through several iterations since it was first created in 1996 (see history section below). The first three authorizations extended the overall program through the end of 2011. In…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

NY-Sun PV Incentive Program (Residential, Low-Income, and Small Business)

NYSERDA has established separate megawatt (MW) budgets for different regions of the state. These MW block targets are specified for three regions: areas served by Con Edison, areas served by PSEG…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Interconnection Standards

NOTE: On March 2016, the NY Public Service Commission (PSC) modified the Standard Interconnection Requirements (SIR) increasing the maximum threshold for interconnection capacity of distributed…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Solar Sales Tax Exemption

For both residential and non-residential systems, the exemption applies to solar-energy systems that utilize solar radiation to produce energy designed to provide heating, cooling, hot water and/or…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multifamily Residential, Integrators

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating

 

Energy Conservation Improvements Property Tax Exemption

Qualifying energy-conservation improvements to homes are exempt from real property taxation to the extent that the addition would increase the value of the home. The exemption includes general municipal property taxes, school district taxes, and special ad valorem taxes, but does not apply to special assessments. Eligible properties include single-family to four-family dwellings. The exemption applies directly to a variety of equipment and measures, but the statute also states that any conservation-related state or federal tax credit or deduction is also exempt from New York’s property tax…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps… More

 

City of Riverhead- Energy Conservation Device Permitting Fees

In 2006 the Town of Riverhead on Long Island enacted a special allowance in its building permit fee structure to provide a discount to people wishing to install energy conservation devices on residential or commercial buildings. The provision in the town code applies to any energy conservation device “installed in or on a structure which qualifies for any federal, state or local tax exemption, tax credit or tax rebate”, but explicitly mentions solar panels as eligible for favorable treatment. The original law authorized a flat permitting fee of $150, which still generally applies, but the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Yes; specific technologies not identified

 

New York City- Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment Expenditures

In August 2008 the State of New York enacted legislation allowing a property tax abatement for photovoltaic (PV) system expenditures made on buildings located in cities with a population of 1 mil…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

PSEG Long Island- Net Metering

Although PSEG Long Island’s net metering policy is not governed by the State’s net metering law, the provisions are similar to the State law. Net metering is available for residential, non-reside…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Wind (Small)… More

 

Local Option- Municipal Sustainable Energy Programs

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Agricultural… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Eligibility

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Refrigerators/Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Equipment Insulation… More

 

New York City- Residential Solar Sales Tax Exemption

In July 2005, New York enacted legislation that allows local governments to grant a local sales tax exemption for residential solar energy systems. New York City passed Resolution 1121 in August 2005 (effective December 1, 2005) to exempt residential solar energy systems equipment and services from sales tax.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Solar Sales Tax Exemption

The exemption does not apply to solar pool heating or other recreational applications. The laws also permit local governments (municipalities and counties) to grant an exemption from local sales…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Real Property Tax Exemption for Green Buildings

In order to qualify for an exemption, the new construction or improvement (does not include routine maintenance or repairs) must commence on or after January 1, 2013; be valued in excess of $10,0…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

NY Green Bank

Funding

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

NY-Sun Loan Program

NY-Sun loan program is part of broader NY-Sun Initiative program to accelerate the use of solar PV across the State. In addition to cash incentives, NY-Sun Initiative also provides State sponsored…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Federal Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Clean Energy Fund (CEF)

On January 2016, the New York Public Service Commission (PUC) approved $5 billion Clean Energy Fund (CEF) as a successor to the New York’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) and Renewable…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Combined Heat & Power… More

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy