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Nickels Energy Solutions

Nickels Energy Solutions (NES) provides high quality Solar PV installations and Electric Vehicle charger installations throughout Upstate NY. NES earned the Quality Solar Installer designation from NYSERDA in 2019, 2020 and 2021. After earning this Quality Solar Installer designation from NYSERDA for three years in a row, NYSERDA gave NES the "Gold Status" designation due to the consistent quality of our installations. NO OTHER COMPANY IN CNY HAS EARNED THE GOLD STATUS!!!

NES focuses first and foremost on our customer's goals at their property. We take the time to listen and understand what is important to you -- and then we develop a plan that will meet or exceed your goals. We make it easy to go solar with our free estimate process and our $0 down solar loan!

Whether you already have an Electric Vehicle OR think your next vehicle will be an Electric Vehicle, talk to NES about installing a charger as a part of your solar installation.
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About Nickels Energy Solutions

Nickels Energy Solutions was founded by Steve and Kevin Nickels - two brothers born and raised in Central NY. Steve developed a passion for renewable energy while earning his Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). As the company President, Steve manages the design and installation of residential, commercial and ground mounted solar installations.

Kevin graduated from Le Moyne College and has worked as a sales professional in Central New York for many years. Kevin manages the Sales and Marketing activity for Nickels Energy Solutions as the company's Vice President.

Steve and Kevin are supported by local employees that manage the company's growing design, sales and solar installation needs.

NES prides itself on building strong relationships with its customers, while providing high quality solar installations throughout Upstate New York.
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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Workmanship Warranty

Workmanship Warranty: 10 Years.

Upon payment in full the following warranties are provided: Nickels Energy Solutions, LLC. must provide the purchaser of the PV System with a full ten-year transferable warranty. The warranty must cover all components of the generating system against breakdown or degradation in electrical output of more than ten percent from the original rated electrical output. The warranty covers the full costs, including labor, of repair or replacement of defective components or systems. Nickels Energy Solutions, LLC. is responsible for providing warranty coverage in a timely manner.


NYSERDA: 5374. NABCEP: PV-100414-004020.


Fully insured. Insurance information available upon request.


NABCEP PV Installation Professional. NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional. NYSERDA Approved Contractor. NYSERDA Approved Installer. 2020, 2021 and 2022 NYSERDA Quality Installer (only company in Onondaga County to earn this). We are now NYSERDA "Gold Status" and the only company in CNY to earn this status.

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  • Sungage Financial Certified Partner

What Customers Are Saying

27 reviews
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All Around Great Experience

Everything about my experience with Nickels Energy Solutions was great. They clearly explained the whole process before getting started and kept me informed as the project progressed. The installation was done with a minimum of inconvenience to me. They readily worked around my schedule. The crew was respectful and professional. Follow up after completion was really helpful as I had to make a specific request of my power company to make the most of the energy credits I am earning. I highly recommend NES for solar panel installation.

Posted by jhastedt on Sep 09, 2021
Great job; they have everything covered and make it easy

I'm really glad I chose NES. They are very customer oriented, anticipating everything that could be important to you and making every detail as easy as possible. They set up 99% of the paperwork for you to ensure that you get your rebate and tax credits. My installation looks great and works well. I wish every company I do business with would be as professional and customer focused.

Posted by joehipius on Jun 10, 2021
Happy Customer

Nickels Energy Solutions installed solar panels on my home last fall. They know what they are doing. They were very professional and provided me with all the information I would need to in order to make an informed investment in a solar system. They were more than willing to help me with any questions I had about my actual system or the various tax credits I could receive at the federal and state level. I know I can reach out to them with any future problem I may have and they will get back to me right away. You can feel confident in their expertise and business standards when you hire them for your solar needs.

Posted by alaczak on Apr 08, 2021
Outstanding customer service

Steve and Kevin Nickels and their crew were a pleasure to work with. They were helpful, responsive, prompt, polite, friendly and did an outstanding job. Our ground mount solar system in Cazenovia has been producing enough power to cover our needs and bank some extra for the coming winter months since it was installed in September. We would highly recommend NES to anyone considering a solar system.

Posted by kevinfdudley on Oct 29, 2020
Superb service

The whole team at Nickles energy solutions is fabulous. They came out several times and spent a significant amount.time walking our property with us and gave us proposals for multiple different options that we had discussed all before we signed anything with them. After we decided to go with them for our solar, their was great communication leading up to our project. They were available and quickly responded to my questions. Every member of their team was kind, knowledgable, and professional. It was a joy to work with them. I have recommended them to my family and I would recommend them to anyone that is looking to lower their energy bill and make a positive change for the environment. I only wish that more companies could provide the great customer service that Kevin and Steve have instilled in their company. Superb!

Posted by on Sep 05, 2020
Great Experience and a Great Product. Highly Recommended.

Nickels Energy Solutions was recommended to us by our home builder. Nickels was extremely helpful right from the beginning stages of our project. They are a knowledgeable and experienced group and clearly explained the process from project conception through design and implementation. Pricing was very competitive. We ultimately chose Nickels for our project because they were a personable group and their knowledge of the industry regulations, tax benefits, and rebates was on point. Our new roof mounted solar array looks great and has been performing well. We highly recommend Nickels Energy Solutions.

Posted by dellisii on Mar 10, 2020
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 5.76 kW
    Clay, NY - Solar Installation
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    • Solar PV
    • 13.725 kW
    Phoenix, NY - Solar Installation
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 2.56 kW
    Syracuse, NY - Solar Installation
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 6.7 kW
    Baldwinsville, NY - Solar Installation



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