Cost of solar in Staten Island, NY

Electricity Consumption in Staten Island

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 Staten Island, New York

Staten Island being in Con Ed territory means that residents and business owners here receive net metering and a $400 per kW rebate and if your income is less than $85,500 per year in a 4 person home that rebate doubles! Net metering is the real winner since it requires utilities to credit you at their retail power rate for solar generation not used in the home. Net metering with crazy New York power prices can rack in some serious dough. The state also runs a tax credit program covering 25% of the system cost up to $5000 and this is coupled with the 30% federal solar tax credit. Rebates and tax credits will usually cover 50%-70% of the investment. Be sure to act quick because many of these programs have a funding cap and you'd hate to miss out!

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

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Solar power in New York

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Staten Island, New York in 2020 is $2.78 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Staten Island, NY is $13,900. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 6.18kW solar system in Staten Island, NY

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $240, however your situation may vary so try our Staten Island solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.18kW system

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


(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 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,460 $6,977
4kw $8,495 $9,175
5kw $10,434 $11,269
6kw $12,343 $13,331
7kw $14,141 $15,273
8kw $15,925 $17,199
9kw $17,582 $18,989
10kw $19,240 $20,779


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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Residential Solar State Tax Credit State Personal Tax Credit
Property Tax Exemption State Property Tax Incentive
Solar Sales Tax Exemption State Sales Tax Incentive
Value of Distributed Energy Resources - Phase One Net Metering State Net Metering
NY-Sun Smart Energy Loan State Loan Program
NY-Sun Megawatt Block Program - Con Edison - Block 8 Utility Rebate Program
NY-Sun Megawatt Block Program - Con Edison Region - Block 8 Utility Rebate Program

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