Founded in 2020 by two long-time Rivertowns residents, we are an affiliate of Consolidated Hudson Electric Corp, an Irvington-based electrical contractor, and thus have a team of in-house electricians who will perform all the most technical aspects of the installation—that other solar contractors might struggle with—up to code and in the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing way possible.
For a long time, solar panels remained prohibitively expensive for homeowners. That's no longer the case. Between 2010 and 2020, the price of solar electricity fell by 89%, and while they've since risen slightly due to the rise in the cost of polysilicon, they remain not only cost competitive, but, in the current subsidy environment, cheaper than alternatives.
A Growing Awareness
Our home base, primary client base, and namesake is the Rivertowns. Rather than expand outward, we have chosen to instead go deeper into the community, using our superior logistics and knowledge of local municipal laws to offer better service and competitive pricing. Fortunately for us and our customers, local officials are becoming more and more aware of the many benefits to the environment, to the grid and its resiliency, and to the pockets of homeowners that solar offers.
Better and Safer Technology
The introduction of sophisticated mirco inverter tech has mulitplied the benefits of going solar, while making it safer. With mirco inverters, systems become more shade-resistant: the shading of a single panel no longer lowers output for the entire system. Further, mircro inverters or low voltage. No need for high voltage safety equipment.
Federal and State Support
The current subsidy environment for solar is very strong, especially in New York State. Many of the current federal subsidies are set to expire by the end of 2023. That may change; the Biden administration has proposed extending and increasing them. If that doesn't happen, then the window for going solar with strong federal support will soon close.