Solar Power

Solar Energy Experts Serving The Finger Lakes

We offer solar panel installation and service in greater Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca, New York

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  • By Jerome W.
    Addison, NY

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    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..."

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    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 James L.
    Van Etten, NY

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

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    By James L.
    Van Etten, NY

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

  • By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

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    By Vladmir B.
    Spencer, NY

  • By Tim L.
    Cattaraugus, NY

    "Excellent communication and a better feel of quality and care of how we felt about our project. Went out of the way to meet our..."

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    By Tim L.
    Cattaraugus, NY

    Excellent communication and a better feel of quality and care of how we felt about our project. Went out of the way to meet our needs!

  • By Chris E.
    Richford, NY

    "Timely! Accommodating."

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    By Chris E.
    Richford, NY

    Timely! Accommodating.

  • 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..."

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    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 William M.
    Dansville, NY

    "Really, all of it went well. When you're good, you're good. Keep it up. "

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    By William M.
    Dansville, NY

    Really, all of it went well. When you're good, you're good. Keep it up. 

  • By Piers B.
    Dryden, NY

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

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    By Piers B.
    Dryden, NY

    The small "extras" you did for me. 

  • By Donald R.
    Interlaken, NY

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    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."

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    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.

  • By Sharon & Gary N.
    Locke, NY

    "Salesman, Kevin Pilcher, worked very hard to get our system installed before the end of the year."

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    By Sharon & Gary N.
    Locke, NY

    Salesman, Kevin Pilcher, worked very hard to get our system installed before the end of the year.

  • By Melissa C.
    Locke, NY

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    By Melissa C.
    Locke, NY

  • By James C.
    Cortland, NY

    "Planning (responsive and complete); Execution (rapid, creative and careful); Follow through (every detail attended to, no..."

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    By James C.
    Cortland, NY

    Planning (responsive and complete); Execution (rapid, creative and careful); Follow through (every detail attended to, no snafus). Perhaps most impressive was the quality of the personnel, from sales to final inspection, all outstanding. Your installation team (Aaran, Dalton, and Jeff) could not have been better.

  • By Robert A.
    Cortland, NY

    "Very responsive and professional salesman with no "pushy" tactics. Very hard-working installation crew. Manager quickly responded..."

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    By Robert A.
    Cortland, NY

    Very responsive and professional salesman with no "pushy" tactics. Very hard-working installation crew. Manager quickly responded to problems. 

  • By Robert H.
    Cortland, NY

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    By Robert H.
    Cortland, NY

  • By David T.
    Cincinnatus, NY

    "Installation crew was absolutely wonderful and customer friendly. The entire process went well overall. I am a very picky person..."

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    By David T.
    Cincinnatus, NY

    Installation crew was absolutely wonderful and customer friendly. The entire process went well overall. I am a very picky person about everything and I was simply amazed that Halco answered my every need. 

  • By Jim C.
    Romulus, NY

    "Installation, quality assurance went very well. There was one issue and it was corrected the next day."

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    By Jim C.
    Romulus, NY

    Installation, quality assurance went very well. There was one issue and it was corrected the next day.

  • By Tom F.
    Geneseo, NY

    "Kept me informed, had a plan for how project would go, uniformly good people who knew their jobs."

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    By Tom F.
    Geneseo, NY

    Kept me informed, had a plan for how project would go, uniformly good people who knew their jobs.

  • By John D.
    Canandaigua, NY

    "It was a great experience from start to finish. Very professional and informative. GREAT JOB!"

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    By John D.
    Canandaigua, NY

    It was a great experience from start to finish. Very professional and informative. GREAT JOB!

By its name alone, you know that “renewable energy” has to be a good thing. While fossil fuels like oil and coal require labor and fuel to be extracted from the earth, and even more energy to be refined and transported, solar and wind energy is simply available for the taking. It’s no wonder that more and more people are interested in harnessing these natural renewable resources.

As a full-service renewable energy company, our focus is on providing you with a comfortable home for less. Halco offers a wide range of renewable energy options for residential and commercial buildings in and around Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse as well as Webster, Elmira, Fairport, Auburn, Cortland, Canandaigua, Pittsford. We install solar power and electricity, wind power, solar heating and geothermal heat pumps in Yates, Ontario, Cayuga, Steuben and Seneca Counties.

Why is it a great time to invest in a renewable energy system?

Environmentalists and other green-living advocates used to be the main cheerleaders for renewable energy. But today renewable energy has entered the mainstream of energy options for homes and businesses. Several factors are making renewable energy systems more attractive than ever before:

Benefits of Renewable Energy

  • Clean & green; no air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Reduced dependence on foreign oil.
  • Rebates are available to offset system installation costs.
  • Major energy savings after a renewable energy system is installed.
  • “Off-the-grid” capability during power outages.
  1. Increased resale value.

    Solar energy will not only save you money each month, but in addition, investing in solar will add to the property value of the home. 

  2. Volatile global energy prices.

    Political instability in oil-producing countries, combined with increasing global demand for fuel, is continuing to drive up the price of fossil fuels. This makes renewable energy more attractive.
  3. Lower installation costs for renewable energy systems.

    Ongoing innovation in the renewable energy sector has driven down the price of PV panels & other renewable energy systems. To make the deal even better, rebates from federal, state & local programs can offset the cost of these systems. (An up-to-date list of financial incentives can be found at www.dsireusa.org)

Which renewable energy system is best for you?

  • Solar photovoltaic.

    This type of renewable energy system is also referred to as solar electricity or simply “PV.” PV technology turns the sun’s radiant energy into electricity that can power household appliances directly, charge a bank of batteries, or feed back to your local electric utility (earning you credit on future grid-supplied power).
  • Solar thermal.

    Also called a solar hot water system, this technology harnesses solar energy to produce hot water that can be used for whole-house heating, washing, or both.
  • Wind turbine.

    The availability of wind energy varies greatly. But if conditions are right, small-scale wind turbines are available to produce “free” electricity with the same usage options available for PV power.
  • Geothermal heating & cooling.

    Sometimes referred to as a “ground-source heat pump,” this system combines the heat-exchange power of refrigerant technology with the steady temperature of the earth at depths below 8 ft. or so. A geothermal heat pump is powered by electricity but can be three times more efficient than other HVAC systems. Geothermal HVAC typically provides heating, cooling and hot water for washing. No separate water heater is required.
  • Integrated systems.

    It often makes sense to utilize more than one renewable energy system. For example, many homeowners are choosing to install geothermal systems that can be powered at least part of the time by solar electricity.

Recent Testimonials
  • "I was really impressed that all those details were accomplished in a very short time." Read Full Testimonial

    David T. of Horseheads, NY

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              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
  • "Informative..." Read Full Testimonial

    Beth S. of Cayuta, NY

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              Informative.
    Beth S.
    Cayuta, NY
  • "Dan seems to know the system inside and out very impressive..." Read Full Testimonial

    Richard G. of Cayuta, NY

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              Dan seems to know the system inside and out very impressive.
    Richard G.
    Cayuta, NY
  • "Thom and all the phone staff have been very prompt, concerned, and helpful during this stressful time." Read Full Testimonial

    Donna Jean D. of Newfield, NY

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              Thom and all the phone staff have been very prompt, concerned, and helpful during this stressful time. I'm glad to be home to a comfortable home.
    Donna Jean D.
    Newfield, NY
  • "Thom did a great job of explaining what I could do to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Harry W. of Newfield, NY

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              Thom did a great job of explaining what I could do to make my heating & cooling system more efficient. When the time comes, HALCO will be at the top of my list.
    Harry W.
    Newfield, NY
  • "Upstate New York is not known for super sunny days but despite that we get a lot of good power production out..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bruce of Ithaca, NY

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              Purity Ice Cream Company, Inc. was established in 1936 in Ithaca, New York and it's been a local institution since then, serving delicious ice cream and baked goods. Bruce, owner of the establishment since 1998, is a firm believer in renewable energy and decided to upgrade to Solar Energy while renovating the facilities. Halco was the company he chose for the job, and he is very happy with the results. "Upstate New York is not known for super sunny days but despite that we get a lot of good power production out of these panels,” says Bruce, who is also considering the addition of a few more panels in the near future.
    Bruce
    Ithaca, NY
  • "Thom was very friendly & helpful - He explained what needed to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Anthony P. of Ithaca, NY

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              Thom was very friendly & helpful - He explained what needed to be done and why thank you so much for your excellent service.
    Anthony P.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "Thom has consistently been polite, professional, and helpful - a great asset to..." Read Full Testimonial

    David P. of Ithaca, NY

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              Thom has consistently been polite, professional, and helpful - a great asset to your company.
    David P.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "Great job, efficient; friendly customer service." Read Full Testimonial

    Julie P. of Ithaca, NY

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              Great job, efficient; friendly customer service. Thanks Tom! This employee is keeper!
    Julie P.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "My family and I were very please with our first meeting with..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kathryn T. of Ithaca, NY

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              My family and I were very please with our first meeting with HALCO personnel, especially Thom Mayo.
    Kathryn T.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "The technician that came to the house were very courteous, knowledgeable and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Larry D. of Ithaca, NY

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              The technician that came to the house were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Larry D.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "We have been very pleased with the service we have received." Read Full Testimonial

    Pauline H. of Ithaca, NY

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              We have been very pleased with the service we have received. Thom also gave me clear explanations.
    Pauline H.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "Appreciate your service and integrity - and we can't say enough about..." Read Full Testimonial

    William P. of Ithaca, NY

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              Appreciate your service and integrity - and we can't say enough about Thom Mayo - he's a classy representative of your company (along with his competence.)
    William P.
    Ithaca, NY
  • "Our experience of working with Halco has been excellent. We have no hesitation recommending them based on the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Daryl & Suzanne A. of Ithaca, NY

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              Our experience of working with Halco has been excellent. We have no hesitation recommending them based on the work they have done for us on our new house. Halco did all the plumbing on our new house and also designed and installed our solar/PV electric system. We had been considering geothermal heating and would definitely have gone with Halco but decided not to install it in the end (we did 'stub in' radiant piping in our basement floor to allow an upgrade to geothermal if our wood stove proved inadequate. Right now our house (which is straw-bale post-and-beam) is proving to be very energy efficient and even the stove is hardly necessary.). Halco's renewables group has been outstanding to work with and seems to consistently hire remarkable people: smart, articulate and very customer/user oriented. Everyone, from managers to installers were knowledgeable, efficient and reliable. Based on our positive experiences with Halco doing the solar/PV for our house my wife went ahead and convinced her business partner to install solar on their office building. Halco's plumbing people were also the best we have ever worked with as homeowners- and over 30 years we have dealt with our share of plumbers. They got the job done in a timely fashion, were responsive to our concerns and flexible when it came to the inevitable glitches in schedule and unexpected situations.
    Daryl & Suzanne A.
    Ithaca, 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

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              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
  • "As always service is A+ and professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Bruce D. of Trumansburg, NY

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              As always service is A+ and professional. Thank you.
    Bruce D.
    Trumansburg, NY
  • "Very helpful with all my questions!..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cindy S. of Lodi, NY

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              Very helpful with all my questions!
    Cindy S.
    Lodi, 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

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              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
  • "Everything was done very professionally." Read Full Testimonial

    Dennis H. of Ovid, NY

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              Everything was done very professionally. I have no complaints at all.
    Dennis H.
    Ovid, NY
  • "Appreciate your service and intregrity - and we can't say enough about..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bill C. of Cortland, NY

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              Appreciate your service and intregrity and we can't say enough about Thom Mayo - he's a classy represenative of your company (along with his competence).
    Bill C.
    Cortland, NY

Halco's Renewable Energy Division specializes in designing and installing clean, reliable renewable energy systems for residential clients throughout Central NY - including the Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse metro areas.

Specifically, we specialize in solar electric, wind electric, solar heating, and geothermal heating systems. These systems are reliable, responsible, and more affordable than ever. With our extensive knowledge and significant experience designing and building these systems in NY, we are excited to meet your needs and make your home more comfortable and sustainable.

We are your resource for renewable energy in the Finger Lakes including Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Auburn, Webster, Elmira, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua, Fairport, Brockport, Penfield, Geneva, Spencerport, Hilton, and the surrounding cities and towns. We also install insulation, energy-efficient water heaters and provide heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical services.

Schedule a home energy audit and let us diagnose your energy issues today!

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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