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Sunrun: Powering a Solar New York City

Solar Power in NYC Can Save You Thousands in Tax Breaks

There’s never been a better time to go solar in New York City. Solar installation costs have plummeted by two thirds since 2010, and experts project big annual savings.1 But New York City residents have an extra sweet reason to go solar: state and local solar incentives2 can save you thousands in your first four years of ownership. With a huge local tax break set to expire at the end of the year,3 solar panels in New York City are a no-brainer for street-smart homeowners.

Solar Panels in New York City Keep The City Running

Think New York isn’t sunny enough for solar? Think the skyscrapers cast a shadow on solar panels in New York City? Think again. New York City has the seventh most solar of all American cities,4 edging out some sunny places like San Antonio, Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Austin. Whether you hail from bustling Brooklyn, vibrant Queens, the up-and-coming Bronx or get away from the hustle on Staten Island, Sunrun has a solar energy solution that can power your New York lifestyle.

Sunrun: Your Local New York City Solar Company

Sunrun is the leading residential solar power provider, with hundreds of thousands of customers across the country. But as a New Yorker, you know that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere - and not the other way around. Luckily, our New York City team grew up across the five boroughs and know a thing or two about solar energy in NYC.

We care about your neighborhood because we live there too. And as New York continues to invest in solar energy careers,5 we continue to invest in our community by helping our neighbors save with the sun. Some solar companies come and go, but with more than four years of experience with solar panel installation in NYC, Sunrun is here to stay, and here for you.

$0 Down Solar Panels: The Best Money You Never Spent

Did you know that you can start saving tomorrow, without paying a dime? With our most popular NY solar financing option, BrightSave MonthlyTM, you’ll pay $0 down and never pay for maintenance. Save your home improvement budget for the new kitchen you’ve always wanted, and pay for your power, not the panels.

Your Home, Your Solar Power, Your Savings

Energy independence is yours for the taking. Purchase your solar system from Sunrun with BrightBuy™ and own your system and savings for life. You’ll also be able to cash in on federal tax credits, not to mention the extra value added to your home.

Want to own your system for $0 down? Finance your system purchase with low, fixed monthly payments, competitive rates, and no upfront cost with BrightAdvantage™.

New York City Life is Uncertain, New York Solar Isn't

You chose New York for the fast pace you can’t find anywhere else. It’s hard to know where you’ll be in 20 years. But wherever life takes you, our painless service transfer process will help you, not hurt you, if you ever decide to sell. And our locked in affordable energy prices could save you up to $36,000 over 20 years as you start to prepare for retirement. In NYC, solar panels can make sense for every lifestyle.

Solar NYC: A true New York State of Mind

When New York speaks, the world listens. And doing the right thing doesn’t always have to be difficult. Go solar today, help the city fulfill its Reforming the Energy Vision,6 and leave behind a cleaner, brighter, better New York for your children.

Prepare for Your Future Today

Looking for a solar company near you? Look no further, as solar panels in New York City are just a phone call away. Our solar experts are ready to work on your free, personalized quote to get you started. So why settle when you could save? At Sunrun, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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New York City Schools

Universities & Colleges

Institutions of higher education in NY City offer courses on complex energy and environmental issues, training the global leaders of tomorrow in earth and atmospheric sciences.

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New York City Government

Municipal & Government

NY City is determined to play a positive role in the health of our climate by tapping into solar energy and providing economic opportunities through power from the sun.

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New York City Parks


Last year, the NY city parks commissioner and community members extended free wifi and free solar mobile charging stations for the public at 15 parks and beaches.

NYC ParksYour Complete Guide to New York City's Central Park
New York City Things To Do

Things to Do

Visit the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn - the first official community facility to use a back-up solar system as part of its resiliency initiative.

Things to See and Do

Choose And Control Your Home Energy. See if you qualify for solar

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1. Money | Four Home Upgrades That Will Save Energy and Money -

2. Energy Sage | How to Claim New York’s Solar Tax Credit Under Lease or PPA -

3. City of New York | Solar Electric Generating System Tax Abatement -

4. Environment America | Shining Cities 2017 -

5. Green Tech Media | New York Boosts Efficiency Target, Makes Way for More Solar and Energy Storage -

6. NY State | Reforming the Energy Vision -