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Solar Energy in New York

Solar Panels in New York

There are currently at least 51,005 solar panel installations throughout the state of New York right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in New York

The average monthly solar radiation level in New York's capital city, Albany, of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ New York values listed here are based on the capital, Albany.

Solar Radiation in New York

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New York solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ New York values listed here are based on the capital, Albany.

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Solar Installs in New York

Solar Panel Installations in New York

A look at solar installs in New York. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in NY vs. the cumulative install total of rest of NY counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in New York

There are currently at least 51,005 solar panel installations throughout the state of New York right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in New York
    • Suffolk County: 12,474 solar installs
    • Nassau County: 5,511 solar installs
    • Westchester County: 2,559 solar installs
    • Orange County: 2,542 solar installs
    • Richmond County: 2,538 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 25,381 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in New York

New York Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in New York averaged 18.59 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 41% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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New York Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in New York averaged $18.91 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 5% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [3]

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More about New York

About New York

New York ranks 4th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 19,378,102. [4]

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Solar Energy in NY

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in New York, or for additional solar-related resources in NY, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

Cities in New York

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