Solar Panel Install Professionals in Western & Central NY

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We Know Your Lifestyle is Busy

We understand that your lifestyle is busy but that you want to reduce your energy dependence. 3rd Roc Solar’s team of experts will help you determine if converting your home to solar makes sense for your family.

  • Save Money Every Month with no change in monthly budget
  • Have a Big Environmental Impact and a Small Carbon Footprint
  • Get Energy and Build Equity Out of Your Home
  • Have Freedom from the Electric Company and eliminate rate increases
  • Tax credits and grant money from NY, makes solar affordable for any budget
  • Panels last 35+ years
  • Solar saves you tens of thousands of dollars over its lifetime.

Why Buy Now?


The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit offers 26% off your home solar installation but you have to act now because tax credits will be dropping on December 31, 2022. The tax credit will be reduced to 22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2022. There will be no tax credits available after December 31st, 2023. You have to act now.

New York State grants are built in blocks of funds, once that block is used up the grant money steps down. Click here to view what is remaining the current block. 








This 26% solar tax credit was established by The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and provided incentives for solar electric and other renewable energy systems, both residential and commercial. The tax credit has been extremely helpful in expanding the adoption of clean solar energy in the US. In fact, solar installations have grown by over 1,600% since the federal solar tax credit was implemented in 2006 – that’s a compound annual growth rate of 76%.

Take full advantage of this tax saving. It is easy. Here is the IRS Form 5695. Simply add your solar tax credit amount to your standard form 1040.

Here is the NY State tax form:


How Residential Solar Energy Works for You

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight with photovoltaic cells, generating direct current (DC) energy and then converting it to usable alternating current (AC) electricity with the help of inverter technology.

This electricity then flows through the home’s electrical panel and is distributed accordingly to power your electronic devices in real time.

Excess electricity produced by solar panels is fed through a bi-directional meter that keeps track of the kilowatt hours you are shipping back to the grid. This is called Net Metering, you will receive a credit and use these credits in the winter months when your system is not producing as much power.

Testimonials from Satisfied Customers

Excellent workmanship! Great reps and wonderful to work with. Affordable and the savings are fantastic. Would recommend them to everyone!


Timothy Cox

Highly recommend! Steve was fantastic to work with from the moment I revived his call, he made it very easy to understand what was needed from me to help him get started, when we went over the design his price was half of what competitors were charging with a phenomenal design that fit my house and needs perfectly, He designed to put all of my panels on the backside of the house, it looks fantastic and Steve and his team handled everything with permitting and the energy company to make the process as simple as possible. If you’re considering solar give them a call!


Sam T

3rd ROC Solar has been nothing but professional. Stephen Reed does a great job, from helping to determine the correct size of the solar array for your home to making financing easy and seamless. Installation was a breeze, and the technicians really know what they are doing! Putting in solar at our home is something that we have been planning on for quite some time, but we would have done it much sooner if we knew how easy 3rd ROC was going to make it. Using the app, we are able to track our energy production daily and can be sure that our solar panels are functioning properly. Any time we have a question, 3rd ROC is only an email or phone call away. We hope to make back our money in a handful of years, then we will be getting a return on our investment! We highly recommend 3rd ROC Solar.


Andrew Corey

Areas We Serve

3rd ROC Solar is proud to be a trusted and affordable Rochester, NY solar panel installation specialist.

The coverage area extends beyond the city limits from the northernmost point of Ontario to Livonia in the south. Installation is also available as far west as Brockport and Greece, reaching through central neighborhoods like Pittsford, Rush, and Victor. To the east of Rochester, installation is available in neighborhoods like Canandaigua, Walworth, and Clifton Springs.

View all of the areas we service in the map below. If you are located in this area then we would love to talk with you. Call us today at (585) 218-0631

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3-6 kW System – $250 Incentive

10-14 kW System – $500 Incentive

7-9 kW System – $350 Incentive

15-24 kW System – $700 Incentive