The cost of solar panels in Oswego County, NY (2024)

Updated Jul 9, 2024

  • You'll pay an average of $15,029 to install a 5 kilowatt solar panel system in Oswego County, NY, before incentives.

  • The federal investment tax credit (ITC) lowers that price by 30% of all your solar equipment and installation costs.

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Written by: Emily Walker

As of July 2024, the average solar panel system costs $3.01/W including installation in Oswego County, NY. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $15,029 before incentives, though prices range from $12,775 to $17,283. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.

Average price of a 5 kW solar panel installation in Oswego County, NY

Good Price
$12,775 or less
Market Average
$15,029
High Price
$17,283 or more

You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or Oswego County, NY state incentives, which will lower this price by at least a few thousand dollars.

Your solar panel cost depends on your system's size

It may seem obvious but larger solar panel systems cost more money. We use cost per watt ($/W) so you can easily compare quotes, controlling for slight variations in system size.

While a 5 kW system will only cost you $15,029 in Oswego County, NY, doubling the system size effectively doubles the price, so you'll pay about twice that for a 10 kW system. The higher the price tag, though, the more you'll get back as a credit towards your federal tax bill.

Average solar cost by system size in Oswego County, NY

System Size
System Cost
System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW$9,017$6,312
4 kW$12,023$8,416
5 kW$15,029$10,520
6 kW$18,035$12,624
7 kW$21,040$14,728
8 kW$24,046$16,832
9 kW$27,052$18,936
10 kW$30,058$21,040

Are solar panels worth it in Oswego County, NY?

Solar panels are worth it in most areas, including Oswego County, NY. Certain factors, including the cost of electricity, incentives, climate, and the angle at which the sun hits your roof impact how quickly you break even on your investment relative to other areas around the U.S. 

If you pay for your system with cash, you'll save about $22,545 over 20 years on electricity costs with a 5 kW system in Oswego County, NY. We generate this estimate based on real solar quote data from our Marketplace. It considers your system's cost, the federal tax credit, and inflation rates.

If you don't have access to net metering, these estimates don't account for utility net billing rates.

Payback Period
9.38 Years
20-Year Savings
$22,545
Cost-per-Watt
$3.01

If you can't shell out $15,029 in cash to pay for solar, don't sweat it. You can choose to finance your system with a loan instead. Some companies even offer $0-down loans so you can start saving on day one if your loan payments are less than your current electric bills. Just keep in mind that your long-term savings will be lower with a loan due to interest rates.

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The numbers we're showing are averages. The price you'll pay for solar depends on many factors unique to you and your home:

If you're looking for solar companies in NY, here are some popular suggestions:

  • Alternative Power Solutions of NY, LLC
    Syracuse, NY
    Established 2008
    Elite Installer
    APS is the longest standing solar installer in Central NY. With over 15 years of experience, you will be working ...
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    5.0 /5.0
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    APS is the longest standing solar installer in Central NY. With over 15 years of experience, you will be working ...
  • PlugPV
    Troy, NY
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    Your Sun, Your Power, Your Way. We want you to save money on your electric bill, and we think going solar should...
    Elite Installer
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    Your Sun, Your Power, Your Way. We want you to save money on your electric bill, and we think going solar should...
  • Albany Solar Solutions
    Troy, NY
    Established 2014
    Advanced Installer
    Family owned and operated solar contractor.
    Exceptional workmanship and customer service.
    Clean aesthetics.
    25 ...
    Advanced Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    33 Reviews

    Family owned and operated solar contractor.
    Exceptional workmanship and customer service.
    Clean aesthetics.
    25 ...
  • Empire Solar & Electric
    Troy, NY
    Established 2007
    Approved Installer
    Locally owned and operated. Owner is a certified Trainer and Adjunct Professor of PV Installations at HVCC.
    Approved Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    4 Reviews

    Locally owned and operated. Owner is a certified Trainer and Adjunct Professor of PV Installations at HVCC.
  • Nickels Energy Solutions
    Clay, NY
    Established 2015
    Approved Installer
    Nickels Energy Solutions (NES) provides high quality Solar PV installations and Electric Vehicle charger installa...
    Approved Installer
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    5.0 /5.0
    27 Reviews

    Nickels Energy Solutions (NES) provides high quality Solar PV installations and Electric Vehicle charger installa...

Solar is a major purchase, but you can get the price tag to come down a bit by being an educated shopper. Taking advantage of incentives and rebates and shopping around for quotes can bring down your cost of solar in Oswego County, NY.

Take advantage of federal and local solar incentives

As long as your federal tax bill is high enough, you can take advantage of the federal tax credit in Oswego County, NY. This incentive allows you to apply 30% of your solar installation and equipment costs toward your federal tax bill. If the amount exceeds your tax bill, you can roll over the remaining credit to the following year. Many states also offer great local incentives and rebates.

Get quotes from multiple installers

Comparing multiple solar quotes can save you money through competition and transparency. Each additional quote you receive for solar will help you find the right solar panel system at the right price.

This is where EnergySage can help. With funding from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Prize, EnergySage opened the country’s first (and now the largest) marketplace for home solar panel installations. We gather custom solar quotes from local installers on your behalf and put them in an easy-to-compare format. When you compare quotes for solar panels on the EnergySage Marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than if you work with a single solar company.

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