West Seneca, NY (August 2016)

A Solar Panel Case Study

Case Study - West Seneca NY August 2016 - Buffalo Solar Solutions

System Type

  • Residential
  • Pole-mounted solar panels
  • Manual single-axis tracking

System Size

  • 8.28kW

System Components

  • (24) Solar Panels: Solar World SW 345W XL Mono
  • (24) Optimizers: SolarEdge P400
  • (1) Inverter: SolarEdge, 10.0kW, Model #SE10000A-US
  • (2) 12-Top MT Solar Pole Mounts

Average Electric Bill Before Going Solar


Average Electric Bill After Going Solar


Estimated Long-Term Solar Savings

$1,142 per year
$43,268 over lifetime

Carbon Equivalencies

7.6 acres of forest saved per year (179.2 over lifetime)

7,075 pounds of coal not burned per year (166,566 over lifetime)

1.4 passenger vehicles taken off the road per year (32.6 over lifetime)

Solar Financing

Customer’s Solar Payment:

  • Customer paid cash up front
  • Other financing options available, including $0 down with no out-of-pocket-costs and solar terms for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years

Customer Testimonial

“So you want to go solar? So did we. My husband and I researched solar panels, inverters, pole mounts, and tax incentives, and met with and received quotes from numerous solar installers . . . and guess what? After meeting with Tyler, we felt Buffalo Solar Solutions was our best option. Once the installation was complete, we realized Buffalo Solar Solutions is the best solution for solar installations in WNY. If you’re looking for a company that is paramount in product knowledge, customer relations and quality work, they are the best choice. We highly recommend them!”

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).

**This customer paid cash up front, so they have no monthly solar 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.

Our Footprint is Always Growing!

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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