With community solar, you can subscribe to a share of a solar farm near you. If you have an electric bill, you can support renewables without installing anything on your property – and save money!
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Savings differ from program to program, and also vary by month. On average, most community solar subscribers in New York receive a 5-10% discount off of traditional electricity costs over the course of a year.
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Subscription or membership fees vary depending on the project, provider, and payment model – most community solar providers offer $0-down subscription options, while others may charge a small, initial sign-up fee to get you up and running.
Before signing a contract with a community solar provider, it’s important to compare estimated savings, cancellation terms, project location, payment model, subscription fees, and more. Using the Community Energy Marketplace, you can compare multiple local options and find a project that matches your needs.
You’ll still receive a monthly bill from your utility company, but this bill will include any applicable credits from the community solar project. You will also receive a separate bill from your community solar provider for the cost of your share or subscription.
Community solar programs help support local renewable energy jobs and project development in New York, connecting you directly to clean energy projects in your community.
You can save 5-10% off of your annual electricity costs with community solar.
Unlike rooftop solar, you don’t need to own your property to take advantage of community solar (you just need an electric bill!)
Many community solar programs have no subscription fee and are easy to opt-out of. Plus, you don’t need to install or maintain any equipment on your property.
There are 27 active community energy projects from 10 companies in New York.
Which option is right for you?
Here’s some of the main differences to keep in mind as you’re deciding between community and rooftop solar: