Clarence, NY (June 2017)

A Solar Panel Case Study

Case Study - Clarence NY June 2017 - Buffalo Solar Solutions

System Type

  • Residential
  • Roof-mounted solar panels
  • South facing

System Size

  • 8.19kW

System Components

  • (26) Solar Panels: LG Electronics LG315N1C-G4
  • (26) Optimizers: SolarEdge P400
  • (1) Inverter: SolarEdge, 10.0kW, Model #SE10000A-US

Average Electric Bill Before Going Solar


Average Electric Bill After Going Solar


Estimated Long-Term Solar Savings

$1,392 per year
$41,770 over lifetime

Carbon Equivalencies

8.4 acres of forest saved per year (196.8 over lifetime)

7,771 pounds of coal not burned per year (183,060 over lifetime)

1.5 passenger vehicles taken off the road per year (35.8 over lifetime)

Solar Financing

SUNGAGE Financial
Customer’s Solar Payment:
$160/month for 5 years**

  • $0 down with no out-of-pocket costs
  • Fixed monthly payments with no prepayment penalties or fees
  • Solar terms available for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years

Customer Testimonial

“I could not be happier with the installation of my solar panels. I wanted a specific layout that was even, balanced and with no conduit exposed. I called three installers, one did not call back, the other insisted I needed panels on my garage because 26 panels could not fit on my main roof. When I called Buffalo Solar and told them that someone else said it could not be done, the salesman drove over that afternoon, climbed on the roof and measured by hand to confirm and ensure me that it could be done. In addition, they beat other’s pricing and installed a bigger inverter so I could expand in the future. The installation went great, friendly, courteous crew and very clean.”

The numbers in this case study pertain specifically to this customer. Prices and monthly solar payments are based off of current market prices and numerous other factors. (Get your free solar consultation and solar panel estimate »)

*Customers are still responsible for paying the basic hookup fee to the utility company (in this case, National Grid), which ranges from approximately $15–$17 a month (plus tax).

**This customer chose to pay off his system faster by choosing a 5-year term, which has a lower interest rate but a higher monthly payment. Most of our customers choose a 15-year term, which in most cases brings their solar payment down to the same cost as their average electric bill or sometimes even cheaper! Keep in mind whichever term the customer chooses, they can pay off their system early with NO prepayment penalties.

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