Professional Solar Panel Installers
Power your home with clean solar energy — Hudson Valley, New York.
Astrawatt Solar, 265 US 6, Mahopac NY 10541
Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 7:00pm
New York is one of the top 10 states in the country for homeowners to go solar. We have some of the best solar incentive programs in the nation which makes it easy and affordable for homeowners in the Hudson Valley area to make the switch to solar. If you live in the Hudson Valley area, you can benefit from some of the nation’s best solar incentives and substantially reduce your monthly bills.
Here are some 5 star reviews from our customers on Google.
Highly recommend Astrawatt for solar panel installation in the Kanas City area. Prior to starting the process, I read many on line horror stories with other national installers about pushy sales process, delays in installation, incorrect paperwork submission, and project managers ghosting customers. My experience with Astrawatt was the farthest from those experiences and was outstanding. As they only recommend the best equipment brands and models, may not be as cheap as some other companies but receive a superior product since this is a 25 year investment. I received proposals from several other local installation companies as well. I had a focus on a local company that had a positive BBB rating, did the sales, project management, installation and service with no sub-contractors while having been in business for an extended period. Astrawatt fit those requirements, and their education first approach in the initial consultation showed their customer focus. At no time did my sales consultant Reid use any high pressure sales tactics, ensuring all my questions were answered and I was comfortable with my selection even, if I did not select them. Once contract was signed, Megan the assigned project manager was very responsive, providing routine updates on the process and quickly answering all my many questions. All applications to the city and Evergy occurred in a timely and complete fashion, resulting in the installation being scheduled and performed slightly ahead of schedule. The installation crew was very professional, completing the installation in 2 days as scheduled. Post installation inspection approval process was slightly delayed due to an overly picky city inspector (required updated engineering plans and resubmission for 1 panel that was re-oriented during install due to an obstruction). Astrawatt quickly updated the plans and resubmitted to the city which were approved and final inspection passed as quickly as the city's process allowed. I hope not to move ever again, but if I did I would use Astrawatt again on my next solar install.
March 13, 2023
New York Solar Incentives and Tax Credits
Federal Solar Tax Credit
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also called the federal solar tax credit, helps you reduce the cost of your solar energy system. You can deduct 30% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal income taxes. There is no cap on the value of your tax credit and it applies to both residential and commercial systems.
The federal solar tax credit was recently increased to 30% and its timeline has been extended. If you install a solar PV system between now and 2032 you will receive a 30% tax credit.
The federal solar tax credit helps you save thousands of dollars in upfront costs, in addition to many solar incentives and rebates for the state of New York.
New York Solar Tax Credit
The New York Solar Tax Credit allows you to deduct 25% of the cost of your solar energy system from your New York state income taxes. The state tax credit applies to residential systems and the value of the tax credit is up to $5,000. The state tax credit is not refundable, but any excess amount can be rolled over for up to 5 years.
Your New York Solar Tax Credit of 25% can be combined with the Federal Solar Tax Credit of 30% can get you tax credits worth up to 55% of the cost of your home’s solar energy system.
New York Sales Tax Exemption
Solar panels and equipment are exempt from state sales taxes. The 4% state sales tax will not be charged for your solar energy system and equipment, although you may have local and county sales taxes.
Our solar consultants can help answer any questions you have about finding the most tax credits, exemptions, and incentives for your area.
Net Metering in New York
Net Metering is when your utility company monitors how much energy your home’s solar system produces and how much energy you consume. If your home’s solar system generates a surplus of energy, you will receive a credit from your utility company for that surplus energy.
Consolidated Edison (ConEd) offers net metering to all of their customers in the Hudson Valley area.
Megawatt Block Incentive Program
As a New York state resident you can receive thousands of dollars with the Megawatt Block Incentive Program to help reduce the upfront cost of installing solar panels for your home.
The Megawatt Block Incentive Program is a direct incentive for solar energy available through the NY-Sun Initiative. The program provides an upfront dollars-per-watt rebate for homeowners and business owners who install solar panels. Rebates are based on where you live and the size of your solar panel system.
The Megawatt Block Incentive Program is one of the big reasons why solar is so affordable in the Hudson Valley area and makes installing solar panels a smart investment for your home.
NY-SUN Initiative Program
NY-Sun is a program to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for everyone in the state of New York. The program’s goal is for homeowners to power their homes with clean energy while lowering their monthly energy bills at the same time.
NY-Sun provides many programs and incentives for New York residents to adopt solar energy such as the Megawatt Block Incentive Program and many community solar and financial incentive programs.
Here are some of the top programs and incentives that NY-Sun offers to Hudson Valley residents:
- New York Residential Incentives and Financing
- Business Owner and Commercial Incentives and Financing
- Communities and Local Governments
New York Tax Benefits for Battery and Energy Storage
New York does not have any state-specific tax incentives for installing a battery or energy storage system. New York homeowners who decide to pair a battery with their home’s solar panel system installation, can claim this as the cost of installing a solar-plus-storage system.
You can deduct 30% of the cost of your solar-plus-storage system from your federal income taxes with the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
DSIRE Incentives Database - New York
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive database that New York residents can use to search for and find solar energy incentives in New York and across the entire country.