Solar Panels on top of Taitem Engineering, Ithaca NY

Solar panels shown on a building in Ithaca, NY.

Solar Energy

Cornell Cooperative Extension provides consumers with unbiased, research-based information to enable them to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. In this section, you will find information on solar energy that may help you to decide whether solar is right for you and your home. 

Our solar campaigns are now officially over. We will continue to be here as a resource on solar for any who are interested in learning about this technology and the various options for going solar. A report summarizing the achievements of our solarize campaigns is now available. 

And don't forget, even if you rent your home or apartment, or the home you own is completely shaded, you can go solar. More information is available on our Community Shared Solar page. 

Last updated July 26, 2019