West Seneca, NY (May 2016)

A Solar Panel Case Study

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

System Type

  • Residential
  • Roof-mounted solar panels
  • Southwest facing

System Size

  • 10.6kW

System Components

  • (40) Solar Panels: Canadian Solar CS6-265
  • (40) Optimizers: SolarEdge P300
  • (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

$1,641 per year
$49,234 over lifetime

Carbon Equivalencies

11.5 acres of forest saved per year (270.2 over lifetime)

10,665 pounds of coal not burned per year (251,245 over lifetime)

2.1 passenger vehicles taken off the road per year (49.2 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

“Awesome! Tyler was very professional and extremely friendly, anticipated my questions and concerns. Had a great experience and my solar is running great. I would highly recommend this company to anyone and everyone.”

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 chose a larger system to offset the addition of future electrical loads. In these specific cases, we fill out “New Construction” paperwork for our customers so they will not have to add on to their system in the future and be approved for NYSERDA. 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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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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