Today meet Peter Chaitkin, senior field sales consultant at Sunrun. Chaitkin tells us what you can learn from his company on Saturday.
Your Name: Peter Chaitkin, senior field sales consultant, Sunrun
MyRye.com: What does your company do?
Chaitkin: Sunrun is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and clean energy-as-a-service provider. Since 2007, Sunrun has been a pioneer in residential solar service. Sunrun is building the future electric grid: electricity is produced and consumed at the home with solar panels and rechargeable batteries, which are aggregated to send excess power back to the grid creating virtual power plants and retiring fossil fuel plants.
What will your company be doing at Rye Sustainability’s Net-Zero Cities Fair on Saturday, May 13th?
Chaitkin: I will be representing Sunrun at our table. I have been helping people go solar since 2002! Since 2017, I have covered Westchester County for Sunrun [and will be at the fair] to answer questions about home solar, and provide free home solar estimates.
What are some of the ways available to finance these clean energy options? And what sort of industry rebates, incentives and government tax incentives are available?
Chaitkin: Solar can significantly reduce electric bills. In addition, there are government tax incentives available. The federal solar tax credit covers 30% of the cost of a solar system, and New York State offers a tax credit of 25% or $5,000, whichever is less. Solar systems can be purchased outright, financed, or leased.
Thank you, Peter.
Learn more, visit https://www.sunrun.com/