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. 

For more information on state incentives, as well as general information about solar, visit  NYSERDA's NY Sun program site. There, you can also find information about how the solar credits show up on your electric bill. 

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 remember, 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 June 19, 2020