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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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