PV on Buildings Incentive (greater than 15 kW) (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name PV on Buildings Incentive (>15 kW)
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 5/W (DC-rated capacity)

Eligible System Size Minimum of 15kW

Maximum Incentive 70% of installed cost; 500,000

Program Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Website http://www.nyserda.org/691pon.html
Date added to DSIRE 2003-02-24
Last DSIRE Review 2003-02-24

References DSIRE[1]


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), under its New York Energy $mart public benefit program, provides partial funding for projects to install, demonstrate, and operate photovoltaic (PV) systems on buildings in New York State. The PV on Buildings Incentive Program (PON 691-02) provides funding for large, grid-connected PV projects of 15kW and larger. To participate in this program, applicants must submit a proposal describing the project by October 28, 2003. NYSERDA anticipates awarding about $1.5 million of funding at each of the due dates.

Maximum NYSERDA funding per proposal is $5.00 per installed watt DC at standard test conditions or 70% of the net installed cost of the PV system, whichever is less. The maximum funding for each site is $500,000. Proposals may request funding for multiple sites; however, the maximum funding for any one proposal will not exceed $750,000. Future rounds of PV funding are dependent on availability of future funds.

To be eligible to participate in this program, the building must be (1) currently paying the System Benefits Charge (SBC) as a part of its electric service, or (2) a public building that demonstrates significant benefits and the potential for replication of the installation in the rest of New York State. Commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-family rental buildings and common areas of multi-family condominiums in New York State are eligible. Proposing teams may consist of commercial firms, government organizations, universities, or other organizations.

This program may be used in conjunction with NYSERDA's Energy $mart Loan but not with other NYSERDA rebate programs. For more information on this program and complete program instructions, visit the program Web site shown above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jennifer Harvey
Department New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Address 17 Columbia Circle

Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12203-6399
Phone (518) 862-1090 Ext:3264

Email jlh@nyserda.org
Website http://www.nyserda.org

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"