• Solar Shingles are Finally Here

    Thanks to the amazing product developments from GAF Energy, solar shingles are available to Central New Yorkers that need their roof replaced before going solar.

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  • Locally Owned & Operated in Syracuse, NY

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  • Syracuse Solar Installer

    Contact our expert team for your FREE energy audit and solar site analysis today!

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  • Go Solar With $0 Down Financing

    No deposit, no problem. We offer $0 down payment financing for your installation.

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Why Go Solar in Central New York?


money on your electric bill


your carbon footprint and help our environment


the value of your home or business


a stable electricity bill for years to come


Five Star Customer Review

  • I highly recommend Nickels Energy Solutions if you are considering going solar. This is a very professional company that is not just out there to sell you solar. The sales person and system designers took the time to make changes to the system configuration until we were both satisfied that we were purchasing the system that fulfilled our power, financial, and appearance concerns. The entire company worked quickly to obtain all the necessary permits and had the system installed very soon after. THE SYSTEM LOOKS GREAT ALSO!! The inverters are installed under the solar panels so you don’t see the ugly boxes and conduit sitting on the roof like I have seen in installations by other companies.”

    Dennis J., Deerfield, NY

  • Great Family Business. Kevin and Steve were the first to get a quote to us, came in with a great price and offered excellent products. It was comforting to have one of the owners (who is also an engineer) up on the roof doing the installation along with another engineer. Everything went smoothly and they kept us up-to-date throughout. System is up and running and looks great.”

    Carl G., Auburn, NY

  • Kevin and Steve are fabulous to work with. My husband and I appreciate their honesty, flexibility and commitment to our project. They were spot on with their estimates and we are LOVING these sunny CNY days even more now that we have our solar panels!”

    Charles & Katie C., Jamesville, NY

  • Wonderful Experience. Working with NES on my home PV system was a wonderful experience. Steve is extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The system was installed within the timeframe specified (actually it was complete early) and I was kept informed at each step along the way. I would recommend anyone interested in solar talk with NES, there certainly may be cheaper installers, but with any long-term investment, quality workmanship and longevity are the biggest factors when making that decision.”

    Jim W., Clay, NY

  • Great Service and Friendly Staff. The experience with this company was world class. They walked us through the process of getting solar and showed the financial payback and why this made sense for me. Would highly recommend this company.”

    Bill H., Clay, NY

  • Great People. Just wanted to say that you’ll never meet anyone as professional and competent in their profession than Kevin and Steve Nickels. These guys invested a lot of time making sure Jen and I were perfectly comfortable with moving forward with this project. We had several planning meetings, engineering reviews and we confirmed all the incentives with our tax professional before starting the project. Kevin and Steve made adjustments to the plans as we discussed sizing options and they were very patient with us as we had several other large projects this summer at the house. When we did finally pull the trigger, they handled everything from building permits, to installation, to inspections. We just had to sit back and watch the magic. The online monitoring makes it simple to watch the sun offset our electric bill.”

    Steve P., Marcellus, NY

  • “I had talked to several solar companies with mixed impressions when I met up with the Nickels group. They answered my questions, and when they didn’t know the answer, they promised to get back to me, and they did. Further, I felt they were giving me honest, straight forward answers, not a sales pitch … Bottom line is that I got exactly what I wanted. These guys were great to work with.”

    Neal J., Oswego, NY

  • A++ Love our installation and this company. They are great business people. Excellent work, service and communication. We recommend them 100%. It feels great to have solar power and be part of the climate change solution. Our National Grid bill has never been lower. Thank you Kevin and Steve!”

    George U., Tully, NY

  • “We are very happy with the service and professionalism we received in working with NES. Everything they said they would do, they did with full explanation with each step. Not only did my wife and I learn a lot during this process, we had fun too. We plan on having NES do our daughter’s home.”

    Steve & Marsha B., Chittenango, NY

  • “This small family business is very easy to work with! Kevin and Steve are extremely helpful with lots of knowledge to help their clients make informed decisions about going solar. I highly recommend this company!”

    Jon V., Cazenovia, NY

  • Great company with amazing customer service! I’ve had my solar panels for over a year and I am so glad I had them installed.”

    Steve S., Henrietta, NY

  • “NES was a professional and friendly company who installed LG solar panels on my house. I was impressed by Kevin and Steven Nickels. I would recommend NES to anyone for their solar needs.

    Mark S., Baldwinsville, NY

  • “Nickels Energy Solutions was excellent to work with every step of the way.”

    Chris H., Baldwinsville, NY

Types of Solar Panel Installations

A quiet brick home with a timberline roof with solar shingles installed

Solar Shingles aren’t just solar placed on top of a roof, it’s an integrated roofing system that produces energy and keeps your home protected from the elements.

Solar Shingles

roof mounted solar panels in syracuse ny

Roof mounted solar projects are cost effective and quick to install. We use the best mounting and racking equipment in the industry.

Roof Mounted Solar Panels

pole mounted solar panels installed in syracuse ny

Pole mounted solar trackers are a wonderful blend of appearance and performance. The AllEarth Solar Trackers we install are manufactured in Vermont.

Pole Mounted Solar Trakers

Areas We Serve Across Onondaga County & The CNY Region

Marcellus NY, Otisco NY, Salina NY, Camillus NY, Cazenovia NY, Oswego NY, Fulton NY, Auburn NY, Canastota NY, Marietta NY, Rome NY, Utica NY, Weedsport NY, Moravia NY, Phoenix NY, Cato NY, Elbridge NY, Brewerton NY, Chittenango NY, Syracuse NY, Jamesville NY, Fayetteville NY, East Syracuse NY, Clay NY, Liverpool NY, Baldwinsville NY, Onondaga Hill NY, Manlius NY, Bridgeport NY, Cicero NY, DeWitt NY, Skaneateles NY, LaFayette NY, Lysander NY, Tully NY, Pompey NY, Fabius NY, Cortland NY