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We're Brooklyn's Flat Roof Solar Experts. Yes. We understand your 100-year-old brownstone.
Solar that works for Brooklyn.
At this point it's inferred, but you can definitely put solar on your roof. We retrofit homes in Brooklyn with solar power every day. You've probably seen our truck on an installation or one of our signs hanging in one of your neighbor's windows. Despite a number of different factors... (ehehmmm-Trump-ehhm)... the movement is alive and well.
But working on Brooklyn brownstones takes a particular amount of know-how. Whether it's working with the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department, Landmarks, or even your block association: we've got you covered. We know of far too many larger installers that avoid working in the borough because of more onerous design, permitting, and aesthetic demands. We used to work for some of those larger companies. We founded Brooklyn SolarWorks specifically to focus on the flat rooftops of Brooklyn and we do everything we can to make sure that homes have the ability to put their roof to work. Because it matters. Because it makes sense. And because we love to work where we live.
On average a solar installation in NYC costs anywhere between $25,000 and $40,000. Prices vary considerably depending on the type of design and installation requirements designated by the building type. Regardless, the initial investment is offset by a number of incentives from the Federal, State, and City government. For a bare-bones installation at $25,000 a home-owner could expect to receive half of their initial investment back in the first year and payoff the system within approximately 5.8 years.
If you can't stomach the initial upfront costs of going solar, Brooklyn SolarWorks offers financing options that allow you to take advantage of the many tax credits available to solar, increase the value of your home, and make low monthly payments for a solar system over time.
The Solar Canopy
This design makes it easy to get as much electricity from your rooftop as possible. Take advantage of the extra space on your rooftop and build over obstructions that would otherwise limit the amount of solar that you can put directly on the surface of your roof. Why not?
The Tilt Rack
The tilt rack is our work horse. It's designed to fit the physical constraints of your home. It can be built around skylights, hatches, and any duct work on your roof. If you live in a landmarked area, this is probably going to be your system of choice.
Custom Canopy Designs
In some situations your roof may require a custom canopy design. If for some reason our modular design won't make the cut, we'll work with you to build out the best design possible for your home.