Bringing Clean Energy to Local Communities in New York

Join our community solar program to reduce your energy bill and power your home with sustainable energy.

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Reduced electric bills
No Equipment on your roof or property
Homegrown, clean energy
Join the Community

A local resident, business, or municipality subscribes to a percentage of the solar farm based on their electric usage.

Receive Solar Bill Credits

Each month, the utility will apply credits to your bill for your share of the power produced, reducing what you pay the utility.

Enjoy Overall Savings

After receiving the solar bill credits on your utility account, DRS will charge you for those credits at a discount, giving you overall monetary savings.

Locally Supplied and Managed

In 2016, the New York State Public Service Commission approved the community solar program, which allows more people to access solar energy. Through this program you are able to directly partner with us to bring clean energy into your home, organization, or business and save money on your electric bills.

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From the Community

One of the things today's traveler is looking for is sustainable tourism - environmentally friendly lodging, protection of natural and cultural heritage, support of local community, etc. Our continued push (as a county/region) to implement more green initiatives will only help us grow tourism.

Roberta Byron-Lockwood
President & CEO, Sullivan Catskills Visitors Assoc and Delaware River Solar Customer

I was likely one of the first residential and business customers in our area and EVERYTHING they told me would, has actually happened. We're saving 10% every month on our electric. Knowing that we're also reducing our environmental footprint is an added bonus!

Ray Pucci
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce President & Delaware River Solar Customer

This is essentially a “no brainer”. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of this program for about a year and have saved on my electric bill every month…. In addition, I know that I am contributing to clean energy. I have recommended this program to everyone I know including the organizations that I belong to. You have nothing to lose and lots to gain.

Arthur M - Halcottsville, NY
Delaware River Solar Customer

What first attracted us to DRS was the opportunity to support solar energy development, but the fact that we’re also saving money on our electric bill every month is icing on the cake.

Christopher H – Fleischmanns, NY
Delaware River Solar Customer

Delaware River Solar has an exemplary record of listening to the communities in which it builds community solar systems. Their expertise and capacity for building large scale systems which bring essential benefits is well documented. DRS is locally based. All residents of this region are very fortunate to have a renewable energy company of this character and scope.

Dick Riseling
Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Center

Shared solar expands access to customers who cannot site solar on their own property. Residents and businesses participate in a larger community solar project according to their electric use. Well-sited, carefully planned community solar projects deliver lower costs to consumers and make clean, renewable energy accessible to everyone.

Heather Brown
Sullivan County Government Center, Office of Sustainability and Delaware River Solar Customer

Community solar is an important option for the millions of Americans [or New Yorkers] who cannot install rooftop solar arrays of their own. It is bound to be a key component of our sustainable energy future.

Bruce Ferguson
Vice President, Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development

As a citizen of the community and a landowner, I support this project as renewable energy is needed to sustain our way of life here in America. It saves the taxpayer's money, as this project will be paying taxes and the discounts available from the 1200 homes that this will supply, speaks for itself.

Tracy Puerschner
Landowner and Delaware River Solar Customer

I've seen my electric costs go down. Their customer response times on questions and concerns is far better than the big utilities. I'm glad to see them in our community and look forward to a long relationship.

Harold Tighe
Delaware River Solar Customer

Having been very interested, for decades, in solar energy potential for both commercial and private use we finally have found a way to participate in being part of Delaware River Solar's venture. It gives us an opportunity to support continued development of solar power solutions in a rural community so dependent on fossil fuel use.

Carol & Phil O – Margaretville, NY
Delaware River Solar Customer

I have been passionate about renewable energy and solar in particular for many years. Delaware River Solar has given me a chance to be part of a program that really makes a difference.

Gail L - Margaretville, NY
Delaware River Solar Customer

I have been a DRS customer for over a year. Though there was a bit of a wait to get on a project, I was not charged anything until the project went live. Since that time, my savings has consistently been 10% off the NYSEG rate. I feel great being part of a local, renewable energy project while saving money. And, their customer service is fantastic! Whenever I have questions, they are very responsive and great to work with. Thank you, DRS!

Shirley Buddenhagen
Delaware River Solar Customer
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can offset up to 100% of your electric charges from the utility. For residential and small business customers, DRS offers a 10% discount to the value of the solar energy credits each month. Therefore, you can save up to 10% off your total electricity charges.

Customers can participate in Budget Billing with their utility. Solar credits will be applied each month and may offset budget billed amounts. DRS then bills customers for the solar credits they received at a 10% discount.

The solar project generates electricity. Each month customers receive bill credits for their portion of the solar power produced. These bill credits offset charges on their electric utility bill. After the credits offset your electric utility bill, you pay DRS at a 10% discount off the utility’s kilowatt hour rate.

Yes. Your current electric service will not be interrupted, and you will still receive your electricity from the utility as you do now.

Yes! In addition to providing local jobs and financial savings on community member’s electricity bills, DRS solar projects benefit the local communities through increased tax revenue, local jobs as our teams live and work in the communities we serve, preservation of the farm land for future use, local partnerships, use of local vendors, and much more.

Community Solar reduces the amount of energy generated from coal and natural gas plants, improving our local air quality and health, and for each customer who participates in community solar, the impact in terms of carbon emissions reduction is the equivalent of no longer driving a car for the life of the project, 20-30 years!

Homeowners, renters, non-profits, and businesses with an active NYSEG, RGE, Central Hudson, or Orange & Rockland electric account can participate. Participating members must be located in the same utility territory as the solar farm.