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New York Businesses and Residents

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), through the New York State Energy $martSM program, is providing the following solar electric (PV) incentives.

Program incentives effective February 3, 2009, based on direct-current (DC) module ratings at standard test conditions, are as follows:

  • Residential Incentives: $3.00/W up to 4 kW, $2.00/W for next 4 kW up to a maximum of 8 kW per site meter  
  • Non-Residential Incentives: $3.00/W up to 40 kW, $2.00/W for next 40 kW up to a maximum of 80 kW per site meter  
  • Schools, non-for-profit organizations, and municipalities: $5.00/W up to a maximum of 25 kW per site meter
  • Bonus incentive: $0.50/W for Energy Star Homes and building integrated PV (BIPV) systems

Exemptions to the capacity caps may be provided on a case-by-case basis and NYSERDA reserves the right to limit the incentives available per customer/site. PV systems must be sized to meet specific site energy needs (local load or demand) and may not exceed 110% of the demonstrated energy demand for the site, taking into account any other on-site electrical power generation systems. Incentive levels will be reduced in proportion to potential output losses of greater than 20% for traditional PV systems and 40% for building integrated systems, as determined by the required installer system analysis.  

All customers will still be able to receive additional financial assistance through the Loan Fund. Under the NYSERDA program, cash incentives are only available for PV systems purchased through an eligible installer. All Incentives are subject to approval by NYSERDA. As an eligible installer, Matthew Bennett of Dovetail Solar & Wind is authorized to apply for incentives for approved systems for eligible customers. Eligible customers are those who pay into the New York State System Benefits Charge (SBC).

For more important information about this exciting program visit  www.PowerNaturally.org. You can also call 1-866- 697-3732 and ask about NYSERDA’s small PV incentive program.

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) provides grant and incentive information for Federal and every other state program in the United States of America.


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