We’re from upstate New York. We know the area around Oneonta and have already installed numerous solar systems there. So we know that even though it snows in winter and there are a few “shorter” months during the year, with definitely less sunlight – solar still makes sense in upstate New York. It makes sense in and around Oneonta. Read more about solar productivity in winter and snow.
STEP 1 – Your Utility Bills
To plan your solar system we need your current electricity bills. Optimally from a period of one year. So we can look: Does solar make financial sense to you? How big does your system have to be so that you don’t have to pay anything more to the electricity provider?
Because one thing is certain: Why should you pay the electricity company when you can just as well pay yourself.
We have here an example of an electricity bill from one of our customers in Oneonta. Here you can see how much it was before and how much it is now, with a solar system. Now only the connection costs have to be paid.
Step 2 – Where will your solar panels go?
Depending on your site location, we have the options of mounting solar panels directly on the roof “roof mount” or on the ground. See the example below. For most residential applications we are able to locate arrays as far as 500ft from your home or business. Learn more about the advantages of a ground mount solar system.
Step 3 – The economics, how much will it cost and save?
As one would imagine, the solar system economics will vary from site to site depending on existing electric costs, rebates and how well the solar energy system is designed. Our technical team has been working in the solar industry for over 20 years, with the aim of designing optimized systems for our customers.
And one thing unfortunately is for sure: Energy costs are rising in New York. One example are the rising costs for NYSEG curstomers – but that’s only one example. On average – year after year – you will pay more for electricity.
If I finance the system do I own it?
Yep! We offer solar specific financing programs from our lending partners which make going solar easy. If you prefer to work with your local bank or lender, not a problem! We’ve worked with lenders across the US.
This example would apply to a residential customer near Oneonta, NY with normal site conditions (not the best but not the worst), installing a solar energy system on their home. (this is one of our offices in Upstate NY).
How much are my utility energy prices going up?
Google your local utility companies “energy rate increase xxx”, you’ll find most energy companies are increasing their supply and delivery rates.
See local news article from pressconnects.com