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Gain Energy Freedom with Solar and Storage in New York

Sunrun Can Help Put Affordable Bill Control and Outage Protection in Your Hands

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New York State residents hit by outages from 2008 to 2017.1


New York's residential electricity rates vs. other states.2


New York is one of the top ten states for solar in the U.S.3

As a New York State resident, you’ll be happy to hear that the Empire State’s sunshine is strong for solar. New York solar panels and home batteries already create enough electricity to power more than 470,000 homes.3 What's more, thanks to the costs of rooftop solar panels and battery storage systems at an all-time low,3,4 it could be incredibly cost-effective to team up with a New York solar company like Sunrun. This move can give you protection during outages, more control over your electricity bills, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.


Why Choose Sunrun in New York?

As the nation’s leading residential solar, storage, and energy services company,5 we work so you can gain energy freedom and security, simply and affordably. Discover which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery in New York, is the best match for your budget and energy needs.

Give Your Roof the Power of the Sun for as Little as $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a back-up storage system, our goal is to ensure that you're completely statisfied with your New York solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in New York State, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you when possible.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in New York with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of solar power in New York State for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system and you could build home value. You might qualify for New York State solar incentives, like the federal tax credit,6* a state tax credit, and solar rebates, as well as property and sales tax exemptions.7

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in New York. This can help keep your devices and appliances powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.

From 2008 to 2017, New York State endured 1,528 power outages.1

As extreme weather events continue to affect the East Coast, you can prepare for the unexpected with Brightbox.

Brightbox helps you back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.**

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the New York battery storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid’s restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.8

You can monitor your New York solar energy production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

All monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in New York.

New York Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*

The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.6

NY State Solar Energy System Equipment Tax Credit

The 25% state solar tax credit is available for purchased solar panel systems in New York.9 

(Max. $5,000 state tax reduction)

NY-Sun Megawatt (MW) Block Program

Eligible homeowners can receive up to $1,000 for every kilowatt (kW) of solar power installed.10

Solar Electric Generating System Tax Abatement (SEGS)

Property tax exemption on the added home value from the home solar system.11

Home Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption

4% home solar system state sales tax exemption.12,13

Find out if You Qualify for New York State Solar Incentives

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New Yorkers Deserve a Better Energy System


State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2030.14


New York’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.14

When you install solar panels and a home battery in New York, you’ll reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on clean, local power. What’s more, New York’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) program could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar energy you produce and send to the grid.15 If you qualify for the VDER program, it may help save money on your future electric bills. In other states, this arrangement is known as net metering (NEM)

Want to learn more about the benefits of solar and storage? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure New York’s energy future is bright for everyone, starting today.


1. Eaton Annual Blackout Tracker Report

2. New York State electricity prices

3. New York solar state rank and solar price drop

4. U.S. battery storage price drop

5. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor

6. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

7. New York State solar incentives and rebates

8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet

9. New York Solar Energy System Equipment Credit

10. NY-Sun Megawatt (MW) Block Program

11. Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) Tax Abatement

12. New York home solar system sales tax exemption

13. New York State sales tax

14. New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)

15. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) / New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) / New York State Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) / New York State Value Stack

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.

**One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours. 

***Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.