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  • By Jerome W.
    Addison, NY

    Customer Review

    By Jerome W.
    Addison, NY

  • By David T.
    Horseheads, NY

    "Project plan, project timing, installation process, cleanup, electrical inspection - all aspects went according to plan. Steady..."

    Customer Review

    By David T.
    Horseheads, NY

    Project plan, project timing, installation process, cleanup, electrical inspection - all aspects went according to plan. Steady communication from sales was excellent.

  • By Charles S.
    Horseheads, NY

    Customer Review

    By Charles S.
    Horseheads, NY

  • By James L.
    Van Etten, NY

    "Careful work, confirmed performance and documentation. On time arrival and completion. "

    Customer Review

    By James L.
    Van Etten, NY

    Careful work, confirmed performance and documentation. On time arrival and completion. 

  • By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

    Customer Review

    By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

  • By Melynda & Enrique W.
    Ithaca, NY

    "Josh has been here twice. We think he's great. Thorough, clean, skillful. He's a keeper!"

    Customer Review

    By Melynda & Enrique W.
    Ithaca, NY

    Josh has been here twice. We think he's great. Thorough, clean, skillful. He's a keeper!

  • By Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY

    "Start to finish- we were kept informed and questions were answered. Installation and cleanup were amazing!Thank you!! Now keep..."

    Customer Review

    By Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY

    Start to finish- we were kept informed and questions were answered. Installation and cleanup were amazing!Thank you!! Now keep the sun shining!

  • By Piers B.
    Dryden, NY

    "The small "extras" you did for me. "

    Customer Review

    By Piers B.
    Dryden, NY

    The small "extras" you did for me. 

  • By Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

    Customer Review

    By Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

  • By Jacob K.
    Genoa, NY

    "Project was completed faster than expected. Each phase of project had a different contact person and all were very professional."

    Customer Review

    By Jacob K.
    Genoa, NY

    Project was completed faster than expected. Each phase of project had a different contact person and all were very professional.

Meet Our Team

Joshua Monroe from Halco

Title: Renewable Energy Administrative Coordinator

Joshua Monroe from Halco

 

Email: joshuam@halcoenergy.com

Before joining Halco in 2014, Josh was busy earning his Bachelor of Technology in Renewable Energy from Morrisville State College.

As a solar project coordinator, Josh is responsible for taking any solar service calls from customers. He is always very enthusiastic about his work, making sure the customer has all questions and concerns taken care of. In addition to service calls, Josh performs Quality Assurance Inspections for newly installed solar arrays and compiles system manuals to ensure each customer fully understands their new system.

On his position at Halco, Josh likes traveling around Halco's 16 county service area and meeting new people. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and engineering things. 

Certifications:

  • NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™
Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I was really impressed that all those details were accomplished in a very short time." Read Full Testimonial

    David T. of Horseheads, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              David T. from Horseheads, NY always wanted to make his home energy neutral by installing a solar system capable of supplying all the energy consumed by the household. When the time came, after evaluating several companies, David chose Halco to install the system. He said, "I like the idea that Halco is a local company. I like the idea that Halco is a relatively large company of skilled employees so I know that my system could be maintained." David was impressed with the company from the first meeting with the home energy advisor, who according to him was as knowledgeable as he was enthusiastic about renewable energy. His entire experience with the company was extremely positive. "In the beginning Halco took care of all the initial paperwork. It was just very nice. To deal with all the New York State paperwork would be a challenge, so that was all covered," he adds. The entire installation process was fast and very clean. The company shipping the solar panels made a mistake and they were one panel short. "I don't know how they pulled off the magic, but that one panel showed up within a few days," says David. "I was really impressed that all those details were accomplished in a very short time." David was also very pleased with the fact that the crews left his home clean and in order, seeding the grass on the spots where they had to dig to run wires and leaving the yard and garage swept and free of debris. David is even happier with his 40-panel system, each with 315 kW, which now supplies all the energy his family needs.
    David T.
    Horseheads, NY
  • "The most exciting part about it would probably be watching the meter on a sunny day, when we can see that we..." Read Full Testimonial

    Candace F. of Trumansburg, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Two years before deciding to upgrade to solar energy, Candace F. had the furnace in her Trumansburg, NY home replaced by Halco and was very pleased with their services. When it came the time to have the home retrofitted for solar energy and install the panels, she called Halco again for an estimate. Based on the estimate and her previous experience with the company she decided to trust Halco for the job, and was not disappointed. Halco’s crews were very responsible, finished the job in a timely manner and cleaned everything up before leaving. "They finished the whole job in one day. They didn’t leave a nail or a piece of cardboard behind,” Candace said,.“You would never know they were here. The most exciting part about it would probably be watching the meter on a sunny day, when we can see that we are really making power and putting it back on the grid."
    Candace F.
    Trumansburg, NY
  • "Mr. Hal Smith, I met you and Elijah Whiting on 7/20/15 at Tony Del Plato's place in Interlaken. I, as part..." Read Full Testimonial

    Donald R. of Interlaken, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Mr. Hal Smith, I met you and Elijah Whiting on 7/20/15 at Tony Del Plato's place in Interlaken. I, as part of Solar Seneca, interviewed solar contractors whom we might recommend. From there, Halco was recommended, and later I ordered a system from Halco for myself. Your staff, Kevin Pilcher, Bill Coon, both Josh's, are very good at what they do. But, that installation crew: Jake, Ken, Jeff. They are your stars. First class craftsmen & personable to boot. I'm particularly praising Jake; he kept me informed at all times. Also, he is an artist. My meters and panels are laid out in geometric perfection. Should have had everything installed in my living room so I could show it off. If anyone tried to hire Jake away, you should do whatever it takes to keep him. Yours,
    Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

Videos from projects I was involved with:

Solar Array Installation in Trumansburg, NY...
Two years before deciding to upgrade to solar energy, Candace had the furnace in her Trumansburg, NY home... Watch Video
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  • Solar Installation in Alfred, NY
    Before
    Solar Installation in Alfred, NY
    After

    This 6.86 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Alfred, NY. The array consists of 28 SunPower solar modules installed as a roof-mounted array on the customer's home. As designed, this system should generate 4,742.5 kWh per year for and average of 13 kWh per day! 

  • Solar Installation in Ithaca, NY
    Before
    Solar Installation in Ithaca, NY
    After

    This Ithaca, NY customer is part of Tompkins County, a community with a very large solar initiative.  As customer, Kelly, and his wife researched and learned more about solar power they thought, "Why isn't everybody doing this?"  After receiving a free home energy audit from Halco, we moved forward with a 6.6 kW roof-mounted solar array.  In a post-project interview, Kelly stated that he was, "Very impressed with the speed of the project- it only took 2.5 days." This customer also plans to work with Halco on a second project for insulation and a heat exchange unit.  All in all, Kelly is very excited about this project and is even hoping to add more solar panels in the future!

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps Installed in Hector, NY
    Before
    Air-Source Heat Pumps Installed in Hector, NY
    After

    This is one of two air-source heat pumps installed for a Hector, NY customer. The heat pumps installed in this home are ductless split systems that, like air conditioners, have compressors and coils that the can evaporate and condense refrigerant. Unlike air conditioners, they are designed so you can reverse the cooling cycle, and move heat from the outside to the inside of your home. Air-source heat pumps have become a popular retrofit system for households that have non-ducted heating systems in place. All noisy components are outside of the living space and the customer's windows remain unobstructed.

  • Ground Solar Mount in Trumansburg, NY
    Before
    Ground Solar Mount in Trumansburg, NY
    After

    This 5.5 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Trumansburg, NY. Comprised of 20 SolarWorld solar modules, this system is designed to generate 5,374 kWh per year with a CO2 emissions savings equivalent to approximately 3,980 pounds of coal burned. The end result of this project was simply stunning!

     

  • Solar Panel Install in Dansville, NY
    Before
    Solar Panel Install in Dansville, NY
    After

    This Dansville, NY customer decided to go green to reduce both his energy costs and his environmental footprint. The home was fitted with a 7.194 kW solar electric system, installed as a roof-mounted array of 22 SunPower solar modules. As designed, the system should produce 6,966.8 kWh per year, which is equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions savings of 10,591 pounds annually. We can say with confidence that this customer has achieved his goal of becoming more energy efficient and sustainable! 

  • Solar Install in Middlesex, NY
    Before
    Solar Install in Middlesex, NY
    After

    This 8.175 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Middlesex, NY. First the customer had to clear some trees to avoid any shading issues. The system was then installaed as a 25 panel array. It was designed to generate approximately 8,894.8 kWh per year which is equivalent to a carbon dioxide emissions savings of approximately 13,522 lbs.!This customer has taken a huge step towards energy independence and reducing his environmental impact! 

  • Ground-Mounted Solar Install in Cortland, NY
    Before
    Ground-Mounted Solar Install in Cortland, NY
    After

    This 12.825 kW grid-connected solar electric system was installed for a customer in Cortland, NY. The ground-mounted array consists of 45 SolarWorld 285 watt solar panels. As designed, the system should generate around 13,700.8 kWh per year, which is equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions savings of approximately 20,828 lbs. annually!  This customer has taken a major step towards energy independence and sustainability! 

  • Cortland, NY Couple Goes Green with Solar
    Before
    Cortland, NY Couple Goes Green with Solar
    After

    These Cortland, NY customers have always been interested in renewable energy. After hearing of Halco through a flyer in the mail, the couple decided to contact us for a no-cost home energy audit. Taking into account the customers' current annual usage, the system that was designed accounts for approximately 72% of consumption. This 6.6 kW solar electric system was designed as a roof-mounted array of 24 SolarWorld solar modules and should produce around 6,222 kWh annually!  

  • Ground-Mounted Solar Installation in Waterloo, NY
    Before
    Ground-Mounted Solar Installation in Waterloo, NY
    After

    This 5.7 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Waterloo, NY. As designed, the 20 panel ground-mounted solar array should generate approximately 6,599.9 kWh per year. Not sure just how much 6,599.9 kWh of electricity really is? Think CO2 emissions from 4,888 pounds of coal burned, 512 gallons of gasoline burned or 10.6 barrels of oil consumed! 

  • Solar PV Balance of System in Honeoye Falls, NY
    Before
    Solar PV Balance of System in Honeoye Falls, NY
    After

    This solar PV electrical Balance of System, or "BOS," is one portion of a solar install for a customer in Honeoye Falls, NY. The Balance of System is comprised of 1 SMA 5 kW inverter and 1 SMA 3 kW inverter, along with 2 disconnect switches and the electrical meter. These inverters provide grid-synchronous AC output and interfaces to the electric utility. Power production (kW) and energy production (kWh) can be monitored by the digital display on the inverter.  

  • Roof-Mounted Solar Array in Cayuga, NY
    Before
    Roof-Mounted Solar Array in Cayuga, NY
    After

    This 3.42 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Cayuga, NY. The customer has taken a major step towards energy independence with a solar system that is designed to produce 3,788 kWh per year. Consisting of 12 SolarWorld modules, this solar array will not only reduce this customer's energy costs, but his carbon footprint as well!  

  • Roof-Mounted Solar Array in Fairport, NY
    Before
    Roof-Mounted Solar Array in Fairport, NY
    After

    This 6.213 kW solar electric system was installed for a customer in Fairport, NY. Wanting to offset dependency from the local utility company and reduce his carbon footprint, this customer has taken a major step towards energy independence with his new solar system. Installed as a roof-mounted array of 19 solar panels, the system is designed to generate 5,180.5 kWh per year!    

  • Solar Panel Install in Blossvale, NY
    Before
    Solar Panel Install in Blossvale, NY
    After

    With a pole-mounted solar array and geothermal heating installed by Halco a few years back, this loyal Blossvale, NY is at it again! Expanding on his dedication to producing clean, reliable energy, our solar crew has paired with this customer to add a 6.54 kW roof-mounted solar array to the garage roof.  The design consists of 20 SunPower solar panels and should produce approximately 5,978.5 kWh per year, where production is both weather and seasonally dependent. This customer is doing his part in ensuring his home is producing just as much as it's consuming! 

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Halco
865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


Halco
1700 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-218-8448


Halco
204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088
1-315-992-6300
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