Benefits of Community Solar

What are the features and benefits of Community Solar?

Community solar programs designed for low-income households all require subscribers to achieve energy savings and often include other key consumer protections. 

  • Your Municipality will save 5% on your overall electricity bills
  • You do not need to switch Electricity Suppliers (ESCO)
  • 5% of Bill Credits issued on your municipal electric utility invoices will show up as a line item credit each month
  • Bill Credits.  Bill Credits are based on the value of NYSERDA approved Projects – “Value Stack”
  • Bill Credits will range from 10 to 11 cents per kWh; and they vary by utility zone within NY State; resulting in half a penny per kWh savings on your electricity bill!
  • No rooftop installation
  • No upfront costs, no investment, no financing
  • Some offers have shorter term lengths
  • Reduction to operating expense and not a procurement
  • Other Municipalities and Counties in NY State have signed up without a formal procurement
  • Near term start for Bill Credits