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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

New York City, NY Solar Score: 51

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 New York City's 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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