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Solar: Buffalo, 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. Buffalo received a solar score of 15 which is considerably lower than the New York state average of 24. Due to their geographical region, Buffalo receives 3.5-4 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is less than the state average. 78% of homes and businesses have a rooftop that is large enough to hold a 2 kW solar installation and is unobstructed from the sun. However, due to the limited amount of sunlight the area receives, a solar installation is generally not viable for Buffalo natives. To find out if your specific property may be viable, fill out a solar quote below.

Solar Score for Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY Solar Score: 43

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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At Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about the Buffalo 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.


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