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Nickels Energy Solutions - Profile & Reviews

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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  • "Great job; they have everything covered and make it easy"

    "Great job; they have everything covered and make it easy"

    Reviewed Jun 10, 2021

    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.

  • "Happy Customer"

    Reviewed Apr 08, 2021

    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.

  • "Outstanding customer service"

    Reviewed Oct 29, 2020

    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.

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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 January 2020. NES was the ONLY solar installer from Onondaga County to earn this designation.

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.

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

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Nickels Energy Solutions Headquarters

4575 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY
13088 United States

Local Offices (1)

  • 4575 Buckley Rd
    Liverpool, NY 13088

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.


Home Builders & Remodelers of CNY, SyracuseFirst, CenterState CEO, Sustainable Upstate New York ("SUN") Group


NABCEP PV Installation Professional. NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional. NYSERDA Approved Contractor. NYSERDA Approved Installer. 2020 NYSERDA Quality Installer (only company in Onondaga County to earn this).


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


Fully insured. Insurance information available upon request.

States served by Nickels Energy Solutions

  • New York NY