Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties: Best Solar Companies, Cost and Installation


Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York Area: An Overview

All Data As of March 31st 2017

  • Average Residential Solar System Size in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York: 8.69 Kilowatts
  • Average Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York: $35,199 BEFORE incentives ($24,639 AFTER federal incentives)
  • Average Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York: $4.11 BEFORE incentives ($2.88 AFTER federal incentives)

Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York

In addition, it is important to look at pricing distributions vs. averages or medians if you want to understand what a good deal is on a solar system. Also, in general larger solar systems will cost less per kilowatt as there are certain fixed costs associated with an installation.

The average cost of solar panels in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York is $4.11 per watt (before incentives) and 25% of consumers paid less than $2.88 per watt. So if you are looking to get the best price for a solar system in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York and have an average sized system, you should find an installer below $3.50 per watt.

Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

Solar Financing and Installation Trends in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York

Residential solar installations have increased significantly in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York, although growth slowed in 2016. From 2011 to 2016, installations have increased from 9 to 189. The slowdown in installation activity and installer turmoil, has created a buying opportunity for consumers. In Q1-2017, solar installations declined 21% in Westchester Putnam and Dutchess Counties from Q1-2016.

Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties: Solar Installations

Solar Financing in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York

In 2016, 37% of consumers purchased their solar system either with cash or a loan vs. and 63% used a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) structure. Refer to our lease vs. buy guide to understand the implications of solar financing options. The percentage of consumers that purchased their solar system in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York has increased in 2016 due to an increasing number of low-cost solar loans.

Cost of Solar Panels in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties: Lease vs. Buy Solar

Top Solar Companies in the Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York

Choosing a solar installer is arguably the most important step of going solar and we recommend reading our guide on how to choose a solar company. In Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties New York in 2016, approximately 28% of consumers chose a local installer vs. 72% that chose a national installer (SolarCity, Vivint or Sunrun).

Top Solar Companies in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

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