New York Loans for Solar Water Heaters and Solar Space Heaters

UPDATE: NY Renewable Energy Loan Program

The state of New York is now offering several variations of loans for homes who start a renewable energy project.  There are several different types of technologies that are eligible for the loan that is being offered.  As for solar power, the types of solar that can obtain the loans are:

  1. Solar Hot Water Heaters
  2. Solar Space Heaters

NY Solar Loan Dollar Amounts:

The minimum loan available through this program is $1,500 and that is only allowed for income qualified people

The rest of the loans must be between $3,000 and $13,000.  The loan may fund the project completely.  Details regarding the repayment of the loan and the actual solar loan terms are based on the length of time selected for repayment.  The general idea is that the loans can take on a 3.50% to 4% interest rate which is very low.


If you are looking to take part in this green energy loan program in New York state, you should definitely look into the solar hot water technology.  This type of solar will give you the most bang for your buck, and will pay for itself well inside of 5 years.  Also, the typical costs for a solar hot water heater are just a few thousand dollars and sometimes even less than $2,000.

2 Responses to “New York Loans for Solar Water Heaters and Solar Space Heaters”

  1. Denise Jones says:

    Who do I call to apply for a solar hot water system loan?

  2. SolarGuru says:

    Best bet would be for you to contact your local water gas and electric company, and they would probably be able to steer you in the best direction, especially if there local rebates available to you. They would know as well the current details about the loans you would be eligible for. If the first person can’t help you out who you talk to, call back and if you get someone else, you’ll probably have a godo chance of getting the best info.


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