Solar panels are great for the environment. They use solar energy which has no carbon footprint. Further, it reduces your dependency on electrical companies. In fact, you may even be able to sell your excess energy back to the electrical company. In this video, you will learn more about solar power in New York.
New York is a unique state in that it offers many rebates to people who are thinking of buying from a solar panel company. For example, New York state offers a 25% tax credit on top of the tax credit that is offered by the federal government. This means that up to 50% of your solar panel installation cost may be covered by the government. Further, the sales tax exemption NYSERDA rebate can save you up to $5,000. This helps make solar more affordable for the average person. This will also make it so the solar system breaks even much sooner. However, there may also be hidden costs to consider. For example, your roof may need to be reinforced before solar panels can be installed. When it comes down to it, you just have to crunch the numbers to see if a solar installation is right for you.