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Solar: Yonkers, NY 10703

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 is slightly less viable for residential solar installations than the national average. The NYC metro receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day while upstate NY receives 3.5-4 kWh/sq. m/day. Both are slightly below the national average of 4.7 kWh/sq. m/day. However, an estimated 76% of roofs in New York are viable for solar installation which is higher than the national average. In order to be a viable roof, it must be able to hold 2 kW of solar installation and be unobstructed from direct sunlight. The average roof size in New York is slightly below the national average at 405 sq ft. In general, a residential or business solar installation is a viable option for New York residents. For more information of New York's solar score, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Yonkers, NY 10703

Yonkers, NY Solar Score: 52

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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