Affordable Solar

What is Barrio Solar?

Barrio Solar is a program to make solar power affordable for homeowners throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  Barrio Solar lowers the upfront costs, reduces homeowners’ electricity costs, and combats climate change.

Barrio Solar is a collaboration between non-profits Fifth Avenue Committee, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and Solar One with generous support from Enterprise Community Partners.

Who can participate in Barrio Solar?

If you own a 1-to-4 family house in New York City, you can join Barrio Solar!  Call 646-820-1301, email, or use our form below to request more information.

What can Barrio Solar do for you?

  • Show you whether solar panels are feasible for your roof
  • Give an estimate of your monthly electricity savings
  • Provide discounted solar installations through our buyers’ club
  • Give $6,000 solar cash down payment assistance for eligible homeowners
  • Help weigh the pros and cons of switching to solar

Is there an income limit to join Barrio Solar?

There is no income limit!  Barrio Solar is open to any homeowner with a 1-to-4 family house in New York City.  All homeowners can benefit from our advice and support and the discounts available through our solar buyers’ club.

Who is eligible for the Barrio Solar down payment assistance?

The additional Barrio Solar subsidy is available to homeowner households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income.

Interested?  Contact us to learn more!

Call 646-820-1301, email, or complete our intake form below.  Our solar associate will reach out to you within 5 business days.

Online Form – BARRIO SOLAR

FAC Solar participant installs solar panels on the rooftop of 621 DeGraw.

Going solar helps residents save money on utility bills, helps keep housing affordable over the long term, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.  But clean and inexpensive solar electricity is out of reach for many low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.  FAC Solar  bridges this gap.   

We work with property owners, nonprofit affordable housing investors, and local governments to build, own and operate a portfolio of affordable solar for affordable housing.  These provide access to cost-saving solar power for families living in multi-family buildings, regardless of roof condition or homeownership status. Currently, we have nine projects in

Solar panels on the rooftop of 621 DeGraw.

process. These will generate 258 kilowatts of electricity annually.  We combine these smaller projects into one portfolio so that we can increase and credit all the cost savings to affordable housing utility accounts. 

These projects benefit the residents and owners of the buildings where they’re installed. Because we use a Shared Solar model, other community residents can also share in these benefits. Shared solar customers receive a share of solar electricity generated from FAC Solar projects, and credits on their utility bills. 

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