How many New York homes can be powered by 18 megawatts of solar energy?

According to SEIA, around 3,100 homes would be powered emission-free by the output of 18 MWs at Cayuga Solar. However, the average number of homes powered per MW of PV varies from state to state due to a number of factors including:
  • Average sunshine (also called insolation)
  • Average household electricity consumption
  • Temperature and wind
  • The average number of homes powered per megawatt of PV for a given state is simply the quotient of the average PV system performance estimate and the average annual household consumption.


    For more information, please visit:

  • New York Solar Energy Industries Association at http://www.nyseia.org
  • Solar Energy Industries Association at http://www.seia.org

  • Solar Panel Display at Cayuga Operating Company