Solar installers have been quite busy of late in New York. In fact, 241 MW of solar capacity was installed in 2015. This was the fifth most nationally.*
Find a local, solar panel installer in New York by filling out the form on this page. Read further to see how New York is being transformed by the solar power industry.
Here are key facts that show how promising solar is in The Empire State:*
- The state has made considerable investments in solar in recent years. $733 million was invested in 2015 for residential, commercial, and utility scale solar projects. This is a 63% increase compared with the prior year.
- Prices have fallen by 6% from last year for residential and commercial systems.
- New York currently ranks 7th in total installed solar capacity with 638 MW. This is enough power for approximately 108,000 homes.
- There are at least 631 solar businesses in the state. More than 8,200 people have found employment with these companies.
New York has a significant Renewables Portfolio Standard by stating that 29% of its energy must come from renewable sources by 2015.**
Governor Cuomo has also announced a plan to install 3,000 MW of solar capacity across the state by 2022. This ten year plan commits a total of $1 billion in investments.*
While New York has a somewhat progressive stance towards solar power, high consumer electric rates have been a primary driver for the adoption of solar power. As more homeowners realize that they can save money with solar power, more residential solar installations will continue to take place.
There are solar installers throughout the nation’s 4th most populous state. Many of the more than 195 contractors can be found around New York City and nearby metropolitan areas. There are quite a few near the Bronx, White Plains, all throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, and Yonkers. Upstate’s solar installers are numerous as well; Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, New Rochelle, Niagara Falls, and Mount Vernon among others.
As always, Solar-Power-Now.com can be counted on for a great source of trusted solar panel installers in New York. Just fill out the form on this page to be connected with a contractor in your area.
*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.