Cost of solar in New York, NY

Electricity Consumption in New York

Electricity Consumption by New York residents averages 603 kWh per month. It ranks #5 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in New York, New York

There are Two major incentives available for residents of New York City:

  1. New York State’s Solar Equipment Tax Credit which may allow you to claim up to 25% or $5,000 of your costs as credits against your State Taxes, including the option to roll over any remainder to subsequent years.
  2. The Megawatt Block incentives which rebates which may apply to the up-front cost of a solar system.

Furthermore, New York State has a Net Metering system where the export of excess energy from your solar system will directly offset power used at other times of the day or year, allowing you to reap the entire benefits of any solar power you generate.

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator to find out:

 

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Solar power in New York

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in New York, New York in 2018 is $3.72 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in New York, NY is $18,600. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

What does the cost of a real solar system look like?

Facts about installing a 3.01kW solar system in New York, NY

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $125, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$5,573

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

3 Years 6 Months

Average payback time

3,694
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

72¢
/kWh

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 3.01kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$58,740

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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Average total cost of solar panel installation in New York

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,526 $9,208
4kw $11,060 $11,945
5kw $13,440 $14,515
6kw $15,624 $16,874
7kw $17,689 $19,104
8kw $19,600 $21,168
9kw $21,357 $23,066
10kw $22,960 $24,797

 

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Going solar in New York

Check out all of the ways energy providers of New York can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.