Solar power is a reliable, renewable source of electricity that reduces demand on New York City's electrical grid. Solar panels generate electricity, recover thermal energy for reuse and act as a roof covering.
Before installing a solar electric-generating system, you must hire a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect to be sure your roof and its support system can maintain the weight of the equipment.
Solar Panel Tax Abatement
New York City offers property tax abatements to property owners that install solar electric-generating systems (solar panels) on their buildings.
Solar Tax Abatement Application (PT4 Form)
Update: The definition of Placed in Service for solar tax abatement applications has changed. This change does not affect eligibility or filing requirement. To support this change, the Department will prioritize one final electrical inspection appointment per solar tax abatement application. Prioritized inspections are available through March 4, 2011. Additional priority appointments will not be granted if the first one is missed, cancelled or failed.Important Links:
Learn more (PDF)