Skip to Content

Solar: Albany, NY

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New York to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Albany received a solar score of 32 which is higher than the New York state average of 24. Located north of NYC, Albany receives slightly more sunlight compared to the state average. Also, more homes are viable for solar installation in Albany. In order to be viable, a home or business must have a rooftop that can hold 2 kW of solar panels and be unobstructed from direct sunlight. An estimated 75% of homes and businesses meet these criteria in Albany. For more information or to get a solar quote, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Albany, NY

Albany, NY Solar Score: 45

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Albany, NY residents and businesses of 32/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:

  • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
  • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
  • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Featured Video

At Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about the Albany energy usage and trends. Here is the latest video of the NY energy Usage. New Yorkers consume a lot of energy. In fact, they are a top 10 energy consuming state in the US. However, New Yorkers are also very energy efficient coming in are the lowest energy consuming state per capita. To learn more amount New York's energy consumption, check out the video below.

Locations

Looking for a specific city in New York? Check out our featured cities below for more specific energy usage information.

Research

Compare Electricity is dedicated to keeping you current and up to date with industry leading research. View all the latest news, articles and videos for your location below:

Back to top