Solar Panels

Start your journey to electrification with your power source. Brooklyn SolarWorks is New York City's leading residential solar installer, with over 1,000 installations across the city. Our patented, innovative solar solutions make clean energy appealing and accessible for flat roof building owners. 

Get in touch to learn about how solar can help you do your part in the fight against climate change - all while putting money back in your pocket.

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Solar Panels

Flat Roof Solar Options

NYC homeowners are often told by other contractors that they can’t go solar because their flat roofs have too much shade, too much stuff, or not enough space. Brooklyn SolarWorks has pioneered two innovative design methods that maximize solar project potential – even for “difficult” roofs that other companies simply can’t figure out.

Solar Canopy

Solar Canopy on a Flat roof in Brooklyn

Our patented, award-winning Brooklyn Solar Canopy elevates systems over the most obstructed surfaces, maximizing solar performance on flat roofs.

Our smaller Tilt Rack installations, mounted closer to the surface, are designed to nimbly work around hatches, skylights and other common barriers for lower demand customers.

Solar Systems on Brownstones in Brooklyn

Tilt Racks

Interested in solar battery storage for your home?

Due to current FDNY fire code, solar battery storage for residential buildings is not yet possible. But rest assured that we're working on it!

To be placed on our battery waiting list, please email batteries@brooklynsolarworks.com.

SOLAR INCENTIVES FOR NYC HOMEOWNERS

NY solar incentives and surging electricity rates make New York City one of the best solar markets in the country. Something we love about our work is informing homeowners about these incredible city, state and federal offerings that make installing solar panels incredibly affordable. These NYC solar tax credits and rebates can cover up to 70% or more of the gross cost of most solar projects. 

FEDERAL SOLAR INCOME TAX CREDIT

The ITC allows homeowners to deduct up to 26% of their solar system installation costs from their federal income tax.

NYC PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT

The NYC PTA for solar allows NYC homeowners to claim 20% of solar system costs as a property tax abatement. It is divided into annual 5% installments over a four year cycle.

NYS SOLAR INCOME TAX CREDIT

The NYS Solar Energy System Equipment Credit allows homeowners to claim 25% of their solar system costs – up to $5,000 – as a credit on their state income taxes. 

NYS HISTORIC HOMEOWNERSHIP REHABILITATION CREDIT

If you live in a qualifying historic neighborhood, your solar installation may be eligible for an additional 20% tax credit.

NEW YORK STATE SOLAR REBATE 

NYSERDA provides cash a rebate to reduce the upfront cost of a solar installation. The rebate for NYC is currently $0.20 per Watt.

NET METERING IN NYC

Your solar system will likely produce more energy than your home needs. That excess energy is sent back into the grid, and Con Edison compensates you for it in the form of retail energy credits that are applied to your future bills. 

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Why us

For years most solar contractors in the area had embraced methods and practices that were developed for the suburban home, and as a result, the industry as a whole avoided the borough’s dense residential neighborhoods and iconic flat roof townhomes.

As a business Brooklyn SolarWorks has been built from top to bottom to close this gap. This has meant pioneering entirely new design and installation methods that match the unique characteristics of the local housing stock. It has meant acquiring a deep and peerless mastery of the City’s complex code, zoning and permitting rules. And it has meant cultivating an approach to customer service that exceeds client expectations in one of the world’s most valuable and sophisticated real estate markets.

We’re not just installing solar for you and your neighbors. We are your neighbors.

"You're nowhere better off doing solar than New York City, and Brooklyn SolarWorks makes it easy to do."

NATHANIEL, BED-STUY

"Someone told us you couldn't put solar panels on flat roofs. Obviously that turned out not to be true!"

DEBORAH, LEFFERTS GARDENS

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