Nickels Energy Solutions Review

Installing solar since 2015
(Expert Rating Score)
Updated on 2023-03-22

Nickels Energy Solutions Overview

Nickles Energy Solutions is a mid-sized Solar installation company based in Syracuse, New York.  They service an area throughout the Central New York region. Nickles Energy Solutions was founded in 2015 by brothers Steve and Kevin Nickels, who were born and raised in Syracuse NY.

Nickles Energy Solutions provide design and installation of residential, commercial and ground mounted solar panels. They also offer solar trackers, batteries, generators and EV Charger installations.

The company is regarded very well by previous customers, relying heavily on customer referrals for a large quantity of their business. Nickles Energy Solutions provides a good price point for solar installations. Although they are not the cheapest in their area, they are competitive, and focus on a great customer experience, and quality installations.



Nickels Energy Solutions Services and Specifics

Solar Panels

Nickles Energy Solutions work with many different panels, depending on their clients’ needs. 

They are certified as Panasonic Solar Authorized installers. Panasonic solar panels are considered high quality, with a high price tag to match. Their efficiency rating is from 19.1% – 21.7%, and come with a 25 year warranty.

Among others, they also offer SolarWorld’s “All Black” Panel. They are a good looking US made panel that comes with a 5-year workmanship warranty and 25-year linear performance guarantee.


Types of Solar offered

Along with their standard roof mounts, Nickles Energy offer solar skirts, trim, and snow guards, which can be a very safe and useful add-on to combat New York winters.  

Nickles Energy will come out and assess each client’s individual needs.  If the roof has too much shade, they can also design and install ground mounts. They also offer solar trackers that follow the sun’s path to give you the highest amount of sunlight and return for your investment.


Batteries and Generators

Nickles Energy Solutions also offers Generac generator installations, they run on either natural gas, or liquid propane. They can be set up to back up your entire home or provide just enough power for essential items.

Nickles Energy Solutions also offer battery installation, using many brands, including Enphase, Panasonic, Sonnen and Generac.


EV Chargers

Nickles Energy also offers the option to install an EV Charger in your house, either at the time of Solar installation, or as a seperate installation. Having an EV port in your house, as opposed to plugging your car directly into a power socket drastically reduces the charge time of your vehicle.  Nickles Energy uses a few different brands of chargers, matching the best option to your vehicle.


Installation Costs and Processes

Nickels Energy Solutions Costs

Nickles Energy Solutions customers report that they are happy with the costs of working with this company. Sitting in the mid-range cost bracket, the value for money is definitely perceived by their clients. Nickles energy focuses on fantastic customer service, good quality workmanship, and an attractive final set up that will last for years.

Nickles Energy Solutions offer $0 down payment financing if the cost of installation is a barrier for their customers.


Nickels Energy Solutions Legitimacy

Nickles Energy has a large and active online presence.  They also have a perfect 5 star rating out of 27 on one review sight.  The business has been registered with the Better Business Bureau since 2016, and the one complaint listed was closed by the BBB, as the complainant was not a customer of Nickels Energy Solutions.

They also received the NYSERDA “Quality Solar Installer” award for the 3rd year in 2022. They now hold Gold Status with the New York State Energy Research and Development bureau.

Nickles Energy Solutions is run by two brothers Steve and Kevin Nickels. Steve has a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, he also has his Photovoltaic Installation Professional certification, as well as years of experience in the industry.

This company appears to be very transparent about their operations.  They have been operating for over 7 years and have a very happy customer base.  This leads us to believe that they are a legitimate and reliable business.


Nickels Energy Solutions Maintenance

Nickles Energy Solutions use good quality products that have a 25 year warranty.  They also stand by their work.  

Customers report that Nickles Energy Solutions is an extremely responsive and helpful company.  They are easy to get in contact with, and are willing to answer any questions regarding the design, installation, and will even assist with local government rebate applications.  

Nickles Energy Solutions offer free quotes, and previous customers have reported that they happily came out to their property on multiple occasions, and gave multiple quotes for different set-ups to see what would work best for them.



The SolarEmpower view

Nickles Energy Solutions are a great solar installer for people who are happy to pay a bit more for a great customer experience and a quality build. 

They are a legitimate company that have many add-ons and other products that make this business a convenient and reliable one stop shop for all of your power needs.

Service Types

Solar Panel Installation

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Do Nickles Energy Solutions provide a good service?

Yes, according to previous customers, Nickels Energy Solutions provide and excellent service.

Does Nickels Energy Solutions offer a free consultation?


Is Nickels Energy Solutions recommended?

Yes, they are recommended by many previous customers.

Nickels Energy Solutions Solar Details

Licensing Information


4575 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY

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