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New York Solar Financing Options

New York Solar Financing Options


From Long Island to the Hudson Valley, Real Goods Solar offers great New York solar financing options. We’ll work with your budget, your goals, your site conditions, and all available New York solar rebates and incentives to provide you with flexible financing options for acquiring solar energy at your home.

New York’s Best Solar PPA

If you’d like to use solar power at home without making a big investment in the equipment that generates it, a power purchase agreement, or PPA, could be for you. Our PowerSavings Plan™ is New York’s best solar PPA and it lets you use clean, renewable solar power at home for less money than you currently pay for dirty utility power. PowerSavings Plan customers pay a low, fixed rate for their solar power every month for 20 years and in doing so, protect themselves from utility rate increases. And since you don’t own the system, you’re not responsible for maintenance and repairs.

Why Use the PowerSavings Plan?

  • Join the clean power revolution for little or no money down
  • Save money on electricity for the next 20 years
  • Control your bill with a low, fixed electricity rate
  • We provide repairs and maintenance
Solar leasing and financing in the Hudson Valley and Long Island

PowerSavings Plan customers won’t see cash rebates since they do not own the system they get electricity from. Instead, we’ll use those rebates to lower your payment, so you’ll still benefit from them.

Owning or Leasing a Solar PV System in New York

So why purchase and own a system? Once a purchased system has paid itself off with electricity savings, you’ll enjoy years of free electricity from it. Solar panels add to your home equity, but laws in New York prevent them from increasing your property taxes. If you are a customer of one of New York’s large investor-owned utilities, the NYSERDA PV Incentive Program can erase up to 40% of a system’s cost, and that’s in addition to the 25% state solar tax credit and the 30% tax credit from the federal government. Owning or leasing solar panels in New York might be easier than you thought.