—- WHY US
3rd ROC Solar – The Solar Panel Professionals
Energy and Equity
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3rd ROC Solar offers the Fastest Installation in the Region.
Throughout the installation process we give you weekly status updates, offering a fast, simple and transparent experience. Lastly, we provide free system monitoring with each install.
—- Our Mission
Our ultimate goal is to make solar available, and affordable, to as many qualified homeowners as possible.
Since the late 90’s, energy rates have risen dramatically. The three main reasons for this are quite simple, and, are rooted in market forces. First, COSTS: easy to get fuel to run power plants has been used up. Harder to get fuel is more expensive to extract. Second, DEMAND: a growing population requires more and more power, and utilities cannot keep up. Finally, INVENTORY: It can take more than a decade to build a power plant. Few communities want them in their neighborhood, and when they rarely can be built, they cost billions.
Power plant fuel costs have risen dramatically, demand for power continues to increase, and, utilities can’t snap their fingers and create a power plant at no cost. This trifecta of market forces has driven rates up over the last two decades. These forces are here to stay, and, rates will continue to rise, at an even faster clip than in years past.
Qualified homeowners have the ability to create a two-way relationship with their utility, rather than the “take or leave it” scenario of the past. Cleaner, cheaper, renewable energy hits your roof every day. Save money while limiting the impact that rate increases have on your budget…Own your power.
—- Financing or Cash Options
Financing or Cash Options
We cover a broad line of financing programs from low interest rates to no interest/no payment options.
3rd Roc Solar has relationships with credit unions and other lending institutions which provide our customers the lowest interest and payment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas does 3rd ROC Solar service?
The 3rd ROC Solar coverage area extends beyond the Rochester, NY city limits. We cover these surrounding areas in western and central New York:
- North: Marion, Walworth, Webster, Ontario
- East: Canandaigua, Palmyra, Shortsville, Clifton Springs
- South: Pittsford, Victor, Bloomfield, Honeoye Falls, Lima, Livonia
- West: Brockport, Greece, Scottsville, Chili, Rush
What are my optios for financing the solar energy project?
3rd ROC Solar works with local credit unions to reduce system costs and financing costs. We work to make solar affordable for everyone!
I would love to invest in solar, but I think my roof is too old. Am I out of luck?
Our expert installation team will assess the quality of your roof, and make recommendations for a replacement if the age is not compatible with solar. We have a network of roofing partners who are happy to provide you a quote for the roof, prior to getting the solar installed.
Does solar work well in New York State wih our weather patterns?
Yes, solar works well in New York State. We will design a solar system for your specific house that meets your annual electric demand. Although photovoltaic panels are the most effective with direct sunlight, they still are able to produce energy with indirect sunlight when it is cloudy or overcast. Occasional rain is beneficial for the solar panels, as it washes away and dirt or dust on the panel. Your solar system will generate all year round at various levels.
What rebates ae available for solar energy?
New York State has a solar grant that everyone qualifies for. We also have a state tax credit of 25% up to $5,000.
The federal has a 26% tax credit to go solar. All homeowners who install a solar panel system by the end of 2022 can still claim the full 26% credit. The tax credit will be dropping to 22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2022.
After December 31, 2023, there will no longer be a tax credit available for solar energy systems. You have to act now.
What is net metering?
Net metering is like a solar savings account that allows you to use credit when you over generate in the spring, summer, and early fall months. These credits are used in the evenings and winter months when your system is generating less power.
Would it make sense o go solar if we use most of our energy at night?
Yes! When you sign up for solar, you are enrolled in Net Metering with the grid. That means during the day your solar energy system is producing power; anything not used will be sent to the grid and stored as credits. Then, during the night or when you need to use your power, you can pull back that energy you sent to the grid (Please check with your local utility company on their net metering policies.) If you use energy at nights, we also offer battery storage options which could save you money. Please contact us today for a free quote!