Solar Companies Buffalo NY
Our expert renewable energy technicians have been installing systems across New York for 12 years. We'll walk you through the initial design process all the way to final completion of the project, including all the paperwork to apply for special incentives and tax credits.
When the sun shines, sunlight is channeled from the solar panels into an inverter, which converts electricity into the type of power your house will use for lights, appliances, or any equipment you're using in your home or office. If you are producing more on the roof than your home or business is using at the time, the power will be sold back to the utility at the same rate you buy it for. You will be "banking" credits for use at night or on less sunny days.
Is Your Buffalo NY Area Roof More Than 15 Years Old?
Normally, it is suggested that the roof be less than 15 years old if you decide to put solar panels on your roof. The reason for this is that home solar systems will last for 20 years or more, so you should have that length of time left on your roof. So, if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired we can do that as part of the project. It's suggested that you have that done prior to the solar system installation.
Do Your Part To Help The Environment
Renewable energy sources like solar reduce the need for polluting methods of electricity production. Over a 30-year span, the environmental equivalent benefits for an average solar photovoltaic system are:
- The offset of 100,000 lbs. of CO2 that would otherwise be produced by coal
- CO2 produced by driving your car 100,000 miles
- 1.6 tanker trucks of gasoline not burned
- 3,030 trees planted
- 22 cars taken off the road for a year
- 0.6 railcars of coal not burned
Tax Credits Near Buffalo NY
The Solar Tax Credit (IT-255) grants the residential end user a 25% New York State tax credit on the cost of your system AFTER the NYSERDA incentive has been subtracted. The cap on this system is $5,000 and you are given five years to use up the total credit. This credit applies to both Solar Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Thermal.