Solar Electric Generating Systems Tax Abatement Program

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The Solar Electric Generating Systems Tax Abatement provides a four-year tax abatement for the construction of a solar electric generating system in connection with residential and commercial buildings in New York City. The solar electric generating systems tax abatement is aligned with the City's long-term sustainability plan, PlaNYC, and provides an incentive for building owners to install cleaner, more reliable power and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For the purposes of tax abatement, a solar electric generating system is a system that uses solar energy to generate electricity, but does not include any equipment connected to a solar electric generating system that is a component of a non-solar electric generating system or that uses any sort of recreational facility or equipment as storage.

The Solar Electric Generating Systems Tax Abatement program provides a four-year tax abatement of 5% of eligible expenditures.

The maximum abatement is $62,500 per year for 4 years or the building?s annual tax liability (whichever is less).

Contact the Department of Buildings for more information.

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NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Ave, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 960-4710
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Phone: (718) 286-7620
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 802-3675
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2614
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 420-5400
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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