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Best Solar Panels for Homes in Buffalo, NY

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Solar energy saves homeowners electricity costs and reduces carbon emissions. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best solar energy companies in Buffalo so you can join the growing number of people generating residential power from the sun.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. WKBW may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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SunPower

SunPower's fully-integrated design approach to solar systems, battery storage and energy monitoring software makes their unique solar solutions a sound investment with great peace of mind.

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Sunrun
Sunrun
Features
  • Available in Buffalo
  • Installation included in cost
  • Easy solar financing options
  • Lock in low home energy rates for the next 20 years
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SunPower
SunPower
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  • Industry-leading warranty
  • $0 down financing
  • Purchase, lease or loan your system
  • Available in Buffalo
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Sunlux
Sunlux
Features
  • Consistent customer support
  • Available in Buffalo
  • Systems unique to each home
  • Acquires necessary permits for you
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Sungevity
Sungevity
Features
  • Performance guaranteed for 20 years
  • Available in Buffalo
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Custom-designed solar panel options
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Solar Liberty
Solar Liberty
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • solarliberty.com
Location
6500 Sheridan Dr., Ste. 120
Buffalo, NY 14221
(850) 576-2342
Buffalo Solar Solutions
Buffalo Solar Solutions
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • buffalosolarsolutions.com
Location
1212 Abbott Rd., Ste. B
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 800-7775
Solar by CIR
Solar by CIR
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • solarbycir.com
Location
400 Ingham Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 362-5000
United Solar Panel
United Solar Panel
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • unitedsolarpanel.com
Location
1420 Main St., 2nd Fl.
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 500-0786
Sunzera
Sunzera
Features
  • M-F: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • sunzera.com
Location
71 Goodway Dr. S., Ste. 1
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 727-4168
Ecovis
Ecovis
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 7pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • ecovissolar.com
Location
47 Tearose Meadow Ln.
Brockport, NY
(585) 278-3773

How to choose solar panels in Buffalo

Buffalo skyline

New York is one of the top 10 states producing solar power, with over 119,000 installations as of mid-2019, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. There are many benefits of solar panels in Buffalo:

When considering whether to use solar panels in Buffalo, residents have a number of different considerations:

  • Assessment of solar potential, including how much energy can be produced at your home
  • The age and condition of your roof
  • Neighborhood or homeowners association restrictions
  • Whether to buy, lease or enter into a power purchase agreement

Residential solar panels are installed either on a roof or on the ground. Rooftop installations are more popular and less expensive. There are several different types of solar panels in Buffalo:

Solar panel type Advantages Disadvantages
Monocrystalline Most energy-efficient Highest cost
Polycrystalline Lower cost Less energy-efficient
Thin-film Thin, lightweight, least expensive Lower energy efficiency than monocrystalline or polycrystalline panels

Solar energy companies in Buffalo will help you figure out if solar energy is an option for your home. Solar energy companies offer free consultations to explain panel options, energy savings, financing and warranties.

How much do solar panels cost in Buffalo?

The average cost of a residential solar panel system in Buffalo is $15,000 - $30,000, including installation. You can own a solar energy system through direct purchase or loan. You can also lease a solar energy system — sometimes for less than the cost of a monthly electric bill.

Before installing solar panels in Buffalo, get estimates from at least three solar energy companies. Make sure the company you choose is properly licensed or certified in New York, is willing to provide references, is familiar with permitting requirements in the City of Buffalo and has a long-lasting warranty and maintenance program.

Sunrun

Sunrun

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Sunrun, a leading residential solar power provider, has hundreds of thousands of customers across the U.S. Customers can choose from multiple services and plans and start saving for as little as $0 down. Users comment positively about Sunrun’s daily system monitoring, free maintenance, repairs and comprehensive insurance.

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SunPower

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SunPower provides advanced solar energy systems and custom financing for homes and businesses. Its all-in-one Equinox, with minimalist design and more energy production, comes with a 25-year system warranty Customers praise the straightforward and easy process. Customers give SunPower hundreds of five-star reviews and recommend the company to others.

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Sunlux

Sunlux

Sunlux, started in 2015, designs residential solar systems unique to each home in Buffalo. Features include premium systems, 25-year comprehensive warranty and lifetime support. Customers in Buffalo appreciate having the option to purchase, finance, lease or prepay for solar energy from Sunlux.

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Sungevity

Sungevity

Sungevity designs home solar systems and provides flexible financing plans for Buffalo residents, including cash purchase, solar loan, lease and power purchase agreement. Systems are guaranteed to work for 20 years. Sungevity customers in Buffalo like being able to track real-time performance and savings.

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