Solar Power

Solar Energy Contractor Serving The Finger Lakes

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

Panel Installation

Benefits of Renewable Energy

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

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 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, Lansing, Fairport, Auburn, Cortland, Canandaigua, Pittsford. We install solar panels and energy, solar heating, and geothermal heat pumps in Yates, Ontario, Cayuga, Steuben, and Seneca Counties.

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Why is it a great time to invest in solar panels?

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:

  1. Increased resale value.

    Solar panels may not only save you money each month, but in addition, investing in solar has the potential to increase the value of your 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

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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...”

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Richard G. of Cayuta, NY

“Thom and all the phone staff have been very prompt, concerned, and helpful during this stressful time.”

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“We were totally satisfied and pleased with his competent and friendly service.”

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Which renewable energy system is best for you?

  • Solar photovoltaic.

    This type of renewable energy system is also referred to as solar panels 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).
  • 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 panels.

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

Specifically, we specialize in solar 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, Lansing, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua, Fairport, , 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 assessment and let us diagnose your energy issues today!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532

1730 Mecklenburg Rd Suite B
Ithaca, NY 14850

204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088

140A Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623
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