Solar Options
You've got options!

As a resident of Tompkins County, you now have multiple ways to go solar! With a traditional Residential Solar installation, you can power your home with electricity generated by solar panels mounted on your rooftop or property.

Alternatively, you can participate in a Community Shared Solar farm and power your home with low-cost solar energy generated from a local solar array. Both of these clean, renewable energy options have the benefit of saving you money on your monthly electricity costs. Use the chart below to explore your options.

Why Go Solar Now?
  • Generate your own clean electricity
  • Reduce emissions and your carbon footprint
  • Ensure a stronger, smarter, and more secure grid
  • It's the right thing to do—now and for the future
Federal Tax Credit Availability State Tax Credit Availability Location of solar panels Locks in energy rates If I move, can I still use the energy generated from the panels? Production guarantee Reduces your greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions footprint Supports your state and local governments’ clean energy goals Reduces dependence on fossil fuel Increases clean energy supply in New York State
Residential Solar
Yes Yes At your home (rooftop or ground mount) Yes No Available Yes Yes Yes Yes

Take the next step. Now you can get multiple, competing residential solar quotes from a network of pre-screened solar installers. There is no fee for this service and no obligation to select an installer or purchase.

Get Free Quotes

Want to learn more? Get detailed information about going solar from EnergySage – our residential solar partner and an expert on the solar industry – or view the About Us page for a listing of Tompkins County-based resources.

Community Shared Solar
Yes No Off-site Yes Yes, under most conditions Available Yes Yes Yes Yes

Take the next step. Our community shared solar partner will be happy to help you explore if this option is right for you. There is no fee for this consultation and no obligation to participate in a community solar project.

Receive a Free Consultation

Want to learn more? Read more with on the About Us page for a listing of Tompkins County-based resources.