Solar Pioneer Program
Solar Pioneer Program for Homeowners
A solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system makes good sense and is in an investment in your home’s energy future. Eligible homeowners can purchase or lease a new solar PV system that converts energy from the sun into electricity while reducing the amount of electricity purchased directly from LIPA. A state-of-the-art solar PV system is durable, reliable and may last up to 40 years with minimal maintenance. LIPA’s valuable rebates combined with New York State and Federal tax incentives make PV more affordable than ever.
By using solar energy and energy efficient technologies in your home, you will:
- Help the environment
- Reduce your consumption of fossil fuels
- Lower your monthly bills
- Save money in the long term by ‘buying your electricity up front’ for the next 25+ years
LIPA customers now have 2 ways to bring the benefits of solar power into their homes:
Energy Efficiency First
Before purchasing a solar PV system, it’s important to first improve the energy efficiency of your home. Your best energy savings will always be the energy you don’t use in the first place! We recommend the following steps to maximize the performance of your wind energy system:
- Consider an energy efficiency audit for your home before installing any renewable energy technology. Find out how to schedule your Comprehensive Home Energy Audit with a certified LIPA Home Performance contractor.
- Complete the recommended energy efficiency measures to help save you money by reducing your overall energy needs and the size of the wind energy system you need. Visit LIPA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program for information on energy efficiency rebates.