Installing Solar Across New York

With a reputation for quality installation, expertise, and five-star service, our team’s design and installation of commercial and utility-scale solar energy systems started in the heart of the Midwest. Now, we’re in New York – and rapidly expanding our service delivery areas.

Solar in New York

Solar energy has been experiencing notable progress in New York as the state aims to shift toward cleaner and more sustainable sources of electricity. Favorable policies, incentives, and decreasing costs of solar equipment have allowed us to expand our presence in the state and provide New Yorkers with access to business and utility-scale solar energy systems. We’re proud to support New York’s ambitious carbon neutrality goals.*

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Carbon-Free Electricity by 20401

Recent legislation has required zero-emission electricity by 2040 and cutting all stage greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050.1

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Our New York Solar Plans


Go solar by purchasing your solar system outright and benefit from your self-generated electricity as soon as your system goes online.


Create a financing program that can be customized to fit your needs and monthly budget – with no prepayment penalties.

Lease Options

For government entities and businesses, there are short-term lease options that require $0 out of pocket and can help maximize long-term savings.

Opportunities for New Yorkers to Save With Solar*

  • Claim a Credit on Your Federal Income Taxes

    Taxpayers may be able to claim a tax credit on their federal tax return of 30% for qualified expenses on a solar system providing electricity to their home. Business taxpayers may qualify for a similar tax credit of 30% or more on a solar system they own. Consult your tax advisor to determine whether this credit is available to you and for what amount.
  • Earn Credits for Excess Energy Your System Produces

    Full retail rate net metering may provide customers with credits for the excess generated energy from their solar system. If your solar system produces more energy than you’re using, you may get credits applied to your monthly electricity bill at the discretion of your utility provider.2 Net metering can vary, depending on your utility provider.
  • Save With Other State and Local Incentives

    New York is a great place to live when it comes to going solar! Utilities and local municipalities may offer additional solar incentives that property owners can take advantage of to save even more. Depending on your situation, here are some of the incentives and programs you may qualify for:
    • New York State Solar Equipment Tax Credit
    • The Megawatt Block Incentive Structure

    *Consult your tax advisor to determine which credits and incentives apply to your situation.

Steps to Solar



During this meeting, we’ll share details about your system and answer any questions you may have about your project and solar energy.



Our site surveyor will visit to take precise measurements – and share them with our design team to help with the completion of your system design.



Along with a design packet and approval from a licensed structural engineer, we send required documents to your municipality for a building permit, which is granted at the discretion of the municipality, or authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).3



Once permitting is approved, we’ll get your installation scheduled. Most residential installations take from one to three days – and we’ll show you around the system once installation is complete.

Installations Around New York

Our New York teams can provide a full range of solar services – from design to completion and beyond. Our expertise extends to the full installation and maintenance of commercial and agricultural solar systems.

New York Contact

Office Location: 30 Kraft Ave, Albany, NY

Hours: By Appointment Phone: 518.913.2636 Email:

Nelnet Renewable Energy installer lifting a solar panel onto ground mount racking.

*Nelnet Renewable Energy is in no way affiliated with the state of New York.

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