Years in business

> 6


Review score is above industry average of 3.96


NABCEP qualified installer



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MikeTrachsler over 1 month

I am very impressed after hiring Nickels Energy Solutions to install our solar project. Both Steve and Kevin are very professional and knowledgeable. Kevin was the original point of contact and his willingness to spend hours on the phone with me over various conversations is a testament to their commitment to customers. Kevin was able to answer many of my questions and made me very comfortable with the various steps in solar installation process. Steve handled much of the technical side; he was also incredibly helpful in understanding the process and willing to answer my questions. The installation is very professional and clean thanks to Steve’s commitment to quality and detail. The installation team was thorough and professional. NES handled the permitting and inspection paperwork and facilitated financing through a company with which I was previously unfamiliar. Finally, NES provided me with information at the end of the process related to inspections, permits, expected performance and directions to apply for tax credits. Their commitment to their customers and to ensuring that the installation process is simple and transparent is outstanding. I cannot recommend them highly enough – if you are looking for a solar installer, give NES a chance. If you choose them, you will not be disappointed.

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Nickels Energy Solutions, LLC prices

This installer does not publish their standard system prices on the net.

As such we have used average pricing from the installers service areas as a proxy for what this company would most likely charge for a solar system.

System size


Average cost per watt


Net cost of system

$13,028 - $15,924

Average payback time

Annual power production

11,794 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

Levelized cost per kWh is the cost of the solar system divided by the total number of kWh produced by a solar system over it’s lifetime.

5¢ kWh

If you don't get solar

34¢ kWh

Forecast average NY electric rates over the next 25 years

Installers description for their business

Nickels Energy Solutions was founded by Steve and Kevin Nickels - two brothers born and raised in Syracuse, NY.

Steve developed a passion for renewable energy while earning his Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). As the company President, Steve manages the design and installation of residential, commercial and ground mounted solar installations.

Kevin graduated from Le Moyne College and has worked as a sales professional in Central New York for many years. Kevin manages the Sales and Marketing activity for Nickels Energy Solutions as the company's Vice President.

Steve and Kevin are supported by additional employees that manage the company's growing design, sales and solar installation needs.

NES prides itself on building strong relationships with customers, while providing high quality solar installations throughout Upstate New York.

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4575 Buckley Road, Liverpool NY, 13088


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Nickels Energy Solutions, LLC

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NEW YORK - Liverpool

4575 Buckley Road, Liverpool NY, 13088

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Better Business Bureau

Service Types

Residential solar - Grid tied

Small commercial solar - Grid tied

Residential solar - Hybrid solar systems

Energy monitoring

NABCEP certifications

NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Steven Nickels
NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Jesse Symonds
NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales
Kevin Nickels

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