Grants & Incentives
Solar power is energy, and both state and federal governments have incentivized PV solar so as to add more electrical capacity to the grid. More solar means more inputs to the grid, and less demand from tradtional coal and nuclear generation.
Currently the federal incentive for PV solar is a 30% income tax credit, which sunsets in 2016
Currently the New York incentive is a 25% income tax credit, with a maximum of $5,000
NYSERDA offers a rebate of $0.90 per DC watt. This is as of 10/1/2014, and is subject to change as more solar is brought online
Go to dsireusa.org for the most up to date offerings