The 10 best rated solar companies in New York in 2020

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Compare the best solar energy companies in New York in 2020

Updated: November 29, 2020

There are currently 232 solar energy companies operating in New York. Below you can compare the prices and reputations of solar installers, solar panel manufacturers and other solar energy companies servicing New York today and learn how to select the best one.

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20 best rated solar installers in New York in 2020

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Which solar company should I choose?

The reviews scores for the largest solar companies are far worse than those for local, family-owned solar installation companies.

The best solar companies meet the following criteria:

  • Local
  • Family-owned
  • Less than 50 staff
  • Has an office near you
  • Been in business longer than 5 years
  • Employs their own installation crews
  • Uses Tier 1 solar panels
  • Uses inverters from Enphase, SolarEdge, SMA or Fronius

The solar industry is full of fly-by-night solar companies — both big and small — that open one year and are gone the next.

Solar panels last for 25-30 years, so you want an installer who will help you with any problems or system faults. For this to happen, your installer needs to be able to stay in business

Local solar companies, as a group, have the highest reviews score on our site and also have lower overheads than corporate installers, making them more likely to survive in the long term.

New York solar stats:

Companies reviewed

70

Avg rating of New York solar installers

4.45

Avg size of residential system

9.22kW

Avg price 9.22kW installed system

$18,860 ($2.05 per watt)
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Installing a 8.7kW solar system in New York, 2020

Net cost of system

$17,531-$21,427

Average payback time

Annual power production

11,794 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

5¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

34¢ /kWh

(25 year forecast of avg electric rates)

Savings over 25 years

$59,290 - $65,531
(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.7kW system

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Solar panel cost in New York by system size

Table 1: Average cost of residential solar systems by system size
System size* Avg cost per watt Avg cost
(After tax credit) show before tax
4kW $3.13 $9,277
5kW $3.00 $11,096
6kW $2.86 $12,716
7kW $2.84 $14,696
8kW $2.89 $17,109
9kW $2.77 $18,475
10kW $2.75 $20,328
12kW $2.76 $24,509
15kW $2.59 $28,793

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Table 2: Available incentive programs
Eligibility: Federal incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligibility: State incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit

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Note: Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.

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