Helping Long Islanders save with solar energy


TOP TEN Reasons to Choose Solar

  1. SOLAR TOP TEN 2Solar power is more affordable than ever. Choosing solar is now available to everyone. Many financing options are available, whether you purchase or lease, and various tax incentives and rebates also help cut the cost.
  2. Electricity prices rise over time. Paying the utility company is never a pleasant experience, especially when the expense only grows over time.
  3. Solar power keeps your energy cost under control. While your electric bill may be a surprise every month, making the switch to solar can alleviate the suspense.      You will know exactly what you will pay every month.
  4. Being ahead of the curve. The future of energy is in renewable and clean energy. By converting to solar energy now, you’ll be a step ahead. 
  5. It’s a solid home investment.Many home improvements that you will make, will not add the same value that you put into them.  Solar energy will save you money each month. In addition, the investment that you made in solar, will add property value to your home.
  6. You’re sending that money to the utility anyway. Whether you’re making an investment in solar energy or giving that money to the utility, that money is still being spent.  Deciding to go solar is similar to purchasing a home. You can invest and take control of your energy costs, or pay your utility provider for rented energy indefinitely.
  7. Solar panels come in several different options. Our team will design a system that best suits your needs. We factor in your budget, your aesthetic tastes and other concerns you may have.
  8. Solar power is clean energy. Solar power is clean, non-polluting, and environmentally friendly.
  9. Going solar is simple. Energy By Choice will handle all of the paperwork for you. Our goal is make the transition to solar power as easy as possible. We are here to answer your questions and discuss any concerns that you may have.
  10. 10.Your savings start as soon as the system is turned on.  Period.

An Unwavering Climate Message from Pope Francis

Pope Francis concluded his visit to America, which included speeches to both Congress and the UN’s General Assembly addressing inequality, poverty and climate change. Two years after he took over as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is driving home the message which will surely define his papacy: start taking care of the planet.… Continue Reading


The GJGNY (Green Jobs Green New York) residential revolving loan fund has filled a gap in the market for residential energy efficiency and PV loans for several years. The availability of the expanded loan offered through GJGNY has enabled households who cannot qualify for traditional lending to participate in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.… Continue Reading

Long Island’s Solar Energy Industry Booming ~ Newsday ~ 10/16/15

Long Island’s Solar Energy Industry Booming ~ Newsday, 10/16/15 “Sail Van Nostrand, owner of Energy By Choice, said system prices are down 15 percent to 20 percent over the past three years, to between $30,000 and $35,000 for a 10-kilowatt system. Most residential solar installations are for systems between 5 and 10 kilowatts, or 5,000 and… Continue Reading

Keeping Up With The Greens: Solar Is Contagious

If your Neighbor has Solar Panels, you’re more likely to go Solar You know that phrase, “One good thing leads to another?” Well, it couldn’t ring more true than in the solar industry.  Someone is considerably more likely to install solar panels on their home if others in their neighborhood have already installed them, according… Continue Reading

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Just finished!

November 12, 2015November 12, 2015
3 guys on roofOur team just finished working on Michael and Susan's solar PV system in Levittown. solar story icon for news page The 15,369 watts that went up should produce over 16,500 kilo watt hours of electricity for them. That means they'll be saving over $3,400 yearly, that's almost $300 in their pocket every month.     Sweet.                

Carl’s system will save him $3,460 this year!

October 28, 2015October 28, 2015

Carl's system will save him $3,460 this year!

Babylon 12753 Tedeschi 8 15Babylon, NY ~ Energy By Choice installed this beautiful 12.753 kilo watt system for our customer Carl.  Carl's system will save him $3,460 this year!solar story icon for news page

Carl has chosen to finance his system, so his immediate savings are $70 a month from what he was previously paying PSEG.

Once his system is paid off, he will be saving about $300 a month.

His savings started immediately and will continue to grow over the long life of the system.

In addition to having more money in his pocket, by putting this solar system up the ecological savings are the equivalent of Carl planting 4 acres of trees.  Saving the planet....saving solar story at a time.  [view more installs]

Long Island’s Solar Energy Industry Booming ~ Newsday ~ 10/16/15

October 19, 2015October 19, 2015
imagejpeg_0Long Island’s Solar Energy Industry Booming ~Newsday, 10/16/15 Sail Van Nostrand, owner of Energy By Choice, said system prices are down 15 percent to 20 percent over the past three years, to between $30,000 and $35,000 for a 10-kilowatt system. Most residential solar installations are for systems between 5 and 10 kilowatts, or 5,000 and 10,000 watts, respectively, with the intention of reducing a PSEG energy bill to just about zero. Tax credits and other incentives cut the cost nearly in half, and low-interest loans cover the balance, greatly reducing or eliminating customers’ upfront costs…. read Newsday's feature

Commercial Project Complete

October 13, 2015October 13, 2015
Our team spent the latter part of August on the roof of Delta Computers in Farmingdale installing over 500 SunPower 327 watt panels.  The install went meticulously and the final outcome is quite spectacular. delta best crop

Energy By Choice at Fall Festival in Huntington, Oct 10-11 2015

October 13, 2015
This weekend, Energy by Choice will have a booth at Long Island Fall Festival in Huntington. We'd love to see you - October 10-11 11am-6pm. Come learn about solar for your home.  Speak with the owners. fallfestival