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Solar: Syracuse, 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. Syracuse received a solar score of 20 which is slightly lower than the New York state average of 24. Syracuse is located in upstate NY, an area that typically sees less direct sunlight than the rest of the state. Also, an estimated 65% of homes and businesses are viable for a solar installation. This is less than the state average of 71%. The average rooftop is 388 sqft which is also less than the state average of 412 sqft. This means that less solar capacity can be installed in Syracuse. For more information on Syracuse's solar energy potential, see their solar score below and get a solar quote.

Solar Score for Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, 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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