Meet the NYSSF Team
We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing and dedicated team. At NYSSF, we are a family – and as with every family, each member plays a vital role that keeps the entire unit running well.
We are proud to say that every single member of our Solar Family is excellent at what they do. Each one is kind, hardworking, an awesome team player, and is truly dedicated to the completion of the best possible solar project for your home, to give you the best customer service experience possible in the process.
We are so excited to meet you!
New York State Solar Farm History
New York State Solar Farm was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide every homeowner in the Hudson Valley access to clean, renewable energy to power their home. And not just to give them access to clean energy, but to allow them to become self-sufficient in producing and having control over it, saving them thousands of dollars in the process.
Since our humble beginnings, we have helped over 4,000 home and business owners to achieve exactly this goal, and have expanded our territory all the way from Westchester County in the South, to Warren County in the North, and as far west as Herkimer and Delaware counties.
We don’t just offer our customers easy access to solar energy, but we offer the best solar energy you can buy – SunPower.
You can learn more about the SunPower difference here.
We are family-owned and operated, and family oriented in everything that we do. We take pride in the fact that we treat all of our customers and employees as if they are family, and love nothing more than to welcome new members to our ever-growing ‘Solar Family.’
We truly believe in what we do, with our office and many of our employee’s homes powered by the solar panels and batteries we sell.
We invite you to come visit us at our solar-powered showroom located at 1938 Route 44/55 in Modena, NY to see what we’re all about, meet our team, and experience our products firsthand.
You’ll recognize our office as a little red building right on the corner, still toting a gas price sign from the 90s with gas prices listed just over $1. Our office has transgressed all phases of the energy revolution, originally constructed as a horseshoeing station in the 1800s, to a gas station in the 20th century, to today a clean energy hub.
Something we learned when cleaning the contamination in the ground from the gas station and finding hundreds of horseshoes in the process. We keep the old gas price sign outside as a reminder of what your energy prices would look like had you been able to lock them in back then. Something you can do today to protect yourself from future rate hikes when you decide to make the switch to solar.
NYSERDA Gold Status
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) governs all solar installations throughout the state. To become a solar installer in NY and be granted the ability to offer the NYSERDA grant to customers, NYSERDA must first approve your application to do so. Application approval is based on installation history, project references, resumes of key personnel, insurance requirements met, as well as several other factors.
You can learn more about the NYSERDA grant and how it helps to save you money on your solar project here.
Among all NYS solar installers approved by NYSERDA, only a handful then achieve ‘Gold Status.’ There are currently only ten Gold Status installers in the whole state, NYSSF included. NYSERDA Gold Status installers consistently provide top tier performance and quality, and exceed annual quality assurance criteria established by NYSERDA. NYSERDA gathers their data to make these determinations via random installation inspections.
NYSSF is incredibly honored to have obtained Gold Status designation every year since NYSERDA first implemented this program.
SunPower Master Dealer
SunPower panels are the best panels available on the market, with patented technology that outperforms all others in terms of efficiency, energy produced over time, longevity, durability, aesthetics, warranty, etc.
SunPower was founded over thirty years ago, and is the only US based solar company that has been in business longer than its warranty period.
Not every solar company can sell SunPower panels, they need to be vetted by SunPower in order to do so, and master dealers meet or exceed an even more vigorous selection process.
New York State Solar Farm is one of only 33 master dealers in the country, out of SunPower’s network of over 500 dealers. SunPower grants this designation to only their best dealers, who consistently outperform the others in terms of number and quality of installations, customer service performance, and training.
NYSSF has been a SunPower Master Dealer since 2015, which means we have the greatest access to SunPower panels, and can sell them to our customers at the best price.
SunPower panels are warranted to produce 92% of year one power in year 25, the lowest degradation rate in the industry. All system components are warranted by SunPower, meaning if anything goes wrong with your system over the 25 year warranty period you only have to deal with SunPower, not a different company for your panels, a different company for your inverters, a different company for your racking, a different company for your monitoring and so on and so on. No other company can say this either.
The SunPower warranty is also the only warranty in the industry that covers production, product, labor, and shipping for 25 years. This is unheard of elsewhere in the industry. If something goes wrong, we truly want your experience to be hassle free.
Many of the biggest companies and agencies have chosen SunPower panels to power their headquarters and buildings, including Apple, the U.S. Department of Energy, USPS, Lowe’s, Ford, Campbell’s, Macy’s and several others. SunPower panels are the only panels that have been trusted to fly an airplane around the world and a NASA rocket into space.
SunPower panels have an expected useful life of 40 years.
It is for all of these reasons that we are proud to be a SunPower Master Dealer, and to be able to make their products accessible to you.
Contact us today to get a free quote!