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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: 49

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the 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.


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