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.

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.


Carly Summers, Ph.D.
Agriculture Issue Leader
518-962-4810 x409

Last updated July 13, 2021