Our Proposition

Competitive bids. Through our streamlined request for proposals process, experienced installers competitively bid on your project, providing pricing offers that typically range from 10-20% below prevailing market rates.

Trusted installers. We pre-qualify installers, working only with NYSERDA registered contractors with years of experience installing solar on multifamily buildings in NYC. 

Technical and financial feasibility. Our team assesses your property’s solar viability with an onsite assessment and financial analysis, including financing options.

Completed solar projects. We help make your solar project happen. Once installed, solar panels start paying for themselves immediately through electricity bill savings and generous tax incentives. Buildings that install solar through our program see rates of return up to 25% and payback periods of 4-10 years.

Our Technical Assistance Process

Multifamily housing providers, co-ops and condos can now access low-cost rooftop solar power. Solar One, through its Here Comes Solar program, provides comprehensive technical assistance for multifamily residential properties in New York City that are considering solar. Through a robust combination of solar expertise, an effective technical assistance model, and strong partnerships, HCS is making the benefits of solar accessible in NYC’s historically underserved building types, neighborhoods, and communities. Our model is rooted in education, which empowers our participants to make informed decisions about their solar projects.

SOLAR ASSESSMENT Is solar an attractive option for your building(s)? We will find out for you by completing remote and optional onsite technical assessment. During an onsite technical assessment we will visit your property to do an assessment on the rooftop to understand the solar potential of your building(s).

BUILDING DECISION-MAKER EDUCATION Here Come Solar (HCS) staff provides free consultation, empowering building decision-makers and project champions with information regarding solar technology, costs, incentives and savings potential.

FINANCING OPTIONS CONSULTATION HCS staff will prepare a detailed estimate that outlines the costs, incentives and financing options available for solar on your building(s). HCS staff will meet with you to explain the financing options that can make solar affordable, even for organizations or co-ops with limited reserves.

CONTRACTOR ENGAGEMENT After you decide to move forward with a solar project, HCS staff will work with you to prepare a request for proposals and solicit competitive bids from qualified local solar installation companies.

ENJOY CLEAN, AFFORDABLE POWER After your system is installed, it will produce clean, affordable energy for 25 years, reducing your long-term operating costs.