Solar: New York City, 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. The solar score is based on a combination of many different factors. New York City received a solar score of 37 which is higher than the state average of 24. An estimated 76% of homes and businesses can hold a 2 kW solar installation and is unobstructed from direct sunlight. This is higher than the state average of 71%. Also, the average rooftop in NYC can hold 5-10 kW of solar panels. This is also higher than the state average of 0-5 kW rooftop capacity. Overall, a solar installation is viable for most NYC residents and businesses. To get an accurate quote for your address, fill out a solar quote below.
Solar Score for New York City, NY
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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