Is Solar Energy Right for You? Does Is It Make Economic Sense?
Once you've determined that solar panels are appropriate for your home or business, you may find yourself wondering:
"What is this going to cost me? Will I actually save money, and if so, how much?"
The Clean Power Estimator, provided by the NY-Sun Initiative, is the best way to get a clear picture of both the costs and the savings involved in a solar energy installation.
New York State offers a host of incentives and rebates to ease the cost of solar energy system installations. Most of these require an additional application (separate from the one you submit to Con Edison). To get started visit the NY-Sun Initiative or ask your installer.
Incentives and rebates encompass everything from tax abatements to tax credits; your installer can help you determine which incentives might serve you best. For more information, you can consult the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.
The simple act of generating solar power has the potential to help you cut costs and save energy. The net meter we install will keep track of the energy you generate and the energy you consume. If you have a net surplus—AKA you generate more than you use—you can sell it back to the grid. More detailed information about the charges and credits involved in net metering can be found by reviewing the Rider R tariff (Con Edison's service classification for net metering).