Community Solar is booming in New York! Delaware River Solar (DRS) is developing solar farms across New York State which interconnect directly with New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) to provide clean, locally produced solar power to communities.
Community solar allows residents to enroll in a local, shared solar array and see consistent savings on their electric bill without paying any upfront costs or making any changes to their property. DRS customers pay 10% less than the utility’s KWH rate for the power produced on the customer’s behalf each month. DRS projects such as Gaskill Road in Owego, Kelly Bridge Road in Liberty, Wood Oak Lane in Narrowsburg, and Villa Roma Road in Callicoon will serve over 3,000 households across New York State. Homeowners, businesses, and renters can participate without fear of getting stuck with a contract that they can’t take with them if they move. There is no cost to participate, only savings, and customers are free to cancel at any time with absolutely no cost. It’s a no brainer!
Kelly Bridge and Wood Oak are 2-megawatt projects each and are already full. Gaskill is a 5-megawatt project that is still accepting signups but is almost full. Villa Roma Road is an 8-megawatt project (four 2 MW projects) and signups are currently being accepted. Customers are allocated to the first project that completes for which they are eligible. These projects are all planned for completion in 2019.
In addition to the clean, renewable energy and bill savings that these projects bring to area residents, each project provides additional tax revenue to the town, creates 30 plus construction jobs, and protects multiple acres of unused farmland for future use.
Each 2MW solar farm serves 300-400 homes and businesses and saves 5 million pounds of carbon emissions annually. Solar development is a critical strategy in meeting New York’s State renewable energy initiative to provide 50% of the state’s energy needs with renewables by 2030. Residents can save with no-risk, no cost subscriptions. It’s a win-win for all. To reserve your spot and sign up, call 845-414-3491 or visit www.delawareriversolar.com.