Lancaster, NY (October 2017)

A Solar Panel Case Study

Case Study - Lancaster NY October 2017 - Buffalo Solar Solutions

System Type

  • Residential
  • Roof-mounted solar panels
  • South and west facing

System Size

  • 6.9kW

System Components

  • (23) Solar Panels: Hanwha Q-Cell Peak G4.1 300-305 (60 Cell)
  • (23) Optimizers: SolarEdge P300
  • (1) Inverter: SolarEdge, 5.0kW, Model #SE5000A-US

Average Electric Bill Before Going Solar


Average Electric Bill After Going Solar


Estimated Long-Term Solar Savings

$1,062 per year
$31,880 over lifetime

Carbon Equivalencies

7.0 acres of forest saved per year (164.7 over lifetime)

6,501 pounds of coal not burned per year (153,148 over lifetime)

1.3 passenger vehicles taken off the road per year (30.0 over lifetime)

Solar Financing

SUNGAGE Financial
Customer’s Solar Payment:
$60/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

Customer Testimonial

“In October of 2017 we had Buffalo Solar Solutions install solar panels, and we are very happy with the professional service they provided to us from the proposal to the installed system. The installers were very friendly and cleaned up after themselves. The project manager made the whole process pretty painless and easy. We were able to receive all of the tax credits, which made the decision of going solar really easy. I would definitely recommend Buffalo Solar Solutions to anyone. The finished product looks great, is very clean, and has no extra hardware showing that would take away from the look.”

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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