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Solar Generation

SOLARgeneration has been installing solar in the Hudson Valley since 2005! SOLARgeneration is locally owned and operated by Paul McMenemy. Solar Generation was founded by Todd Koelmel and Jason Spiotta to help make solar energy more mainstream and commonplace for the next generation-the “Solar Generation.”

Our company has become known for its community outreach, donating our efforts to non-profits including farms, schools and religious institutions.

We believe that going solar is a fun and exciting experience, and we strive to make it enjoyable for you every step of the way.

We specialize in custom solar systems for your home or small business, and are proud to offer top equipment coupled with quality workmanship.
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Solar Generation installs quality solar electric systems throughout the Hudson Valley of New York State. We power homes, businesses, and non-profits in Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene and Sullivan counties.
Financing options such as solar loans make going solar easy and affordable.
Our job is to help people like you realize your dream of going solar.
- we arrange your NYSERDA grant which covers nearly 10% of total costs.
- we handle all the paperwork needed for town and utility permitting.
- we install high efficiency equipment in a clean and respectful way.
- we help you navigate the forms needed to recoup your income tax credits.
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Services Offered

  • Financing
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Workmanship Warranty

Solar Generation provides a 10 year workmanship warranty.

Industry Certifications

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Authorized Solar Installer
  • Sungage Financial Certified Partner

What Customers Are Saying

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Experience, professionalism, quality, trust

Our relationship with Solargeneration began through a referral from a trusted hydronic radiant engineer. After several exploratory meetings with Morgan from Solargeneration, we reached an agreement for a 32 panel roof mounted 10KW photo voltaic array. The system passes through a pair of inverters with SolarEdge monitoring and runs like a champ. We've had the system in operation for about six months at time of this writing and have generated 5.27MW. Morgan, Zac, Gabe and the crew at Solargeneration made the process easy, answering our questions and inspiring a feeling of confidence in their competence. They took care of all the permitting, which in the Town of Poughkeepsie is no small matter. The solar system we ended up with was the biggest we could reasonably fit on our property. Initially, the total KWs proposed were below our threshold for investment. However, Morgan kept working options until arriving at the agreed to proposal. We also needed to postpone the installation for several months after signing the contract. Again, the folks at Solargeneration accommodated our desire. The installation sequence proceeded according to the schedule and was conducted without any surprises. The crews were exemplary. For us, a solar investment needed to be something we owned outright. We were not going to let anyone put solar arrays on our primary residence unless we owned them outright, i.e. no leased solar for us. With the generous discount from the NYSERDA, the tax rebates from NY State and the Fed, the return on investment for us should approach five years. What are you waiting for? Give Solargeneration a call and make solar your reality now.

Posted by wojmon65 on Jun 06, 2017
Best Solar Company

If your looking to go solar, Solar Generation is the best choice. Other companies may come in less expensive, however you get what you pay for. We were very impressed with the quality of work, equipment, response time and friendly attitude. It was also important to us to use a locally owned company as compared to a national chain. Thanks Solar Generation!!!

Posted by gdenise1 on Jun 05, 2017
Wonderful experience with SOLARgeneration

The crew at SOLARgeneration couldn't have been better. We were building a house and they were so accommodating of our ever changing schedule and they took care of all of the paperwork for the tax stuff and they explained everything to us every step of the way. It was an entirely unstressfull experience working with them (I wish the same could be said about our contractor) and we would do it again. I recommend them to everyone I know who is thinking about going solar.

Posted by kblaing on Apr 28, 2017
Solar Generation

Our experience with Solar Generation has been all positive. They are very responsive to inquiries and walked us through every step in the process. And most important, the system has been working perfectly since installation.

Posted by jessebgage on Apr 27, 2017

My experience with Solar Generation was first rate. Their courteous and responsive staff fully answered my questions and provided a secure sense of their knowledge and experience to carry out the installation without a hitch. SG clearly explained the finance options and seamlessly executed the necessary paper work and interactions with the state and Central Hudson. The installation was done in the time frame SG estimated. They were respectful of other workers I had doing various projects at the same time, and left the work site in a clean orderly fashion. SG clearly explained the various components of the roof-mounted system I got and how to track its production of electricity. The system, as they promised, has worked flawlessly. Bottom line – I highly recommend this company.

Posted by davidgillis3 on Apr 25, 2017
They do excellent work

Solar Generation did everything they said they would do for me and more. I had to have a ground mounted installation that was a distance from my house. They had to do the job in two stages, installing the structural foundation in the fall, as well as digging the trench for the cable to the house, and then finishing the job in the spring. This was made even more difficult because of the death of one of the owners in the middle of the project. Nevertheless, they did everything they said they would do right on time and excellently. When they flip the switch, the sun started providing me with power seamlessly. They did all the paperwork necessary to get in my state rebate and my federal and state tax credits. I recommend them and would use them again if I ever needed to do another solar array.

Posted by whineguy on Apr 22, 2017



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