Friendship, NY (January 2018)

A Solar Panel Case Study

Case Study - Friendship NY January 2018 - Buffalo Solar Solutions

System Type

  • Residential
  • Roof-mounted solar panels
  • West and south facing

System Size

  • 17.4kW

System Components

  • (58) Solar Panels: Hanwha Q-Cell Peak G4.1 300 (60 Cell)
  • (58) Optimizers: SolarEdge P320
  • (2) Inverters: SolarEdge, 6.0kW, Model #SE6000H-US

Average Electric Bill Before Going Solar


Average Electric Bill After Going Solar


Estimated Long-Term Solar Savings

$4,625 per year
$138,770 over lifetime

Carbon Equivalencies

17.8 acres of forest saved per year (419.6 over lifetime)

16,567 pounds of coal not burned per year (390,242 over lifetime)

3.2 passenger vehicles taken off the road per year (76.4 over lifetime)

Solar Financing

SUNGAGE Financial
Customer’s Solar Payment:
$282/month for 15 years**

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

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, NYSEG), which ranges from approximately $15–$17 a month (plus tax).

**It was actually cheaper for this customer to go solar than to keep paying their electric bill! 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. Keep in mind whichever term the customer chooses, they can pay off their system early with NO prepayment penalties.

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Here at Buffalo Solar Solutions, we are fortunate to always be hard at work helping people just like you take their first step toward energy independence.

Through this partnership, Western New Yorkers are saving money while helping to improve our environment for all of us—and generations to come.


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