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Long Island, with its high electric rates and above-average amount of sunshine, is ideal for solar energy. With attractive PSEG Long Island rebates, federal and state income tax credits, and now PSEG Long Island solar hot water rebates, right now is the best time for you to go solar!

Interested in lowering your utility bills? Whether you are a homeowner ready to go solar, or are looking to power your business with solar electricity, PSEG Long Island's rebate programs coupled with federal and state tax credits make solar more affordable than ever. And now, with PSEG Long Island offering a solar leasing option, homeowners can get a solar electric system installed without having to come up with the upfront investment.

Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI), a not-for-profit organization, offers this SunshineIsFree.org solar calculator and contractor locator free of charge as a public information service.

Ready to go solar?

There are two simple steps (see buttons in the left frame):
1. Determine your Solar Suitability
2. Find a Contractor (and request proposals online)
Let's get started!

Are you a good candidate for solar?

Would you like to reduce or even eliminate your electric bills? Yes! No
Does a good portion of your roof get unshaded sunshine for most of the day throughout the year? Yes! No
Are you interested in making your own electricity, pollution-free, with fuel provided free of charge by Mother Nature? Yes! No
Would you like to lessen our country's dependence on fossil fuels? Yes! No
Do you want to take advantage of PSEG Long Island's Solar Pioneer cash rebate? Yes! No
Is your roof in decent condition? Yes! No
Do you own your own home? Yes! No

December 1, 2010 - Changes to LIPA’s Solar Entrepreneur Program

As of December 1, 2010 at 1:00PM the Solar Entrepreneur Program (for businesses, not-for-profits, schools, and municipalities) 750kW ($1.75 per watt) Block is fully subscribed. No further applications will be accepted until January 1, 2011.

December 1 Solar Pioneer (residential) Program

LIPA has updated their Solar Pioneer Program to again include rebates of $1.75 per watt for residential systems up to 10kW. The Maximum Rebate paid by LIPA per metered account will not exceed 10kW DC or 50% of the installed costs. Additional limitations may apply. Further changes may be coming on January 1, 2011. See http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/solar.html for more information.

More information is available on the LIPA website at http://lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/solar-blocks.html

A solar home, courtesy NREL/DOE
Courtesy of DOE/NREL


Take the Solar Quiz

How to use this site:

Step 1

Take the "Solar Suitability Quiz."

Step 2

Find a contractor from our pre-screened list.

Step 3

Select at least 3 contractors and enter your contact information at bottom of page.