Community solar allows homeowners, businesses, and renters the ability to enroll in a local, shared solar array and participate to see consistent savings on their electric bill without upfront costs or making any changes to their property. There are no costs to participate, only savings, and customers are free to cancel at any time with absolutely no costs. It is a no brainer!
Delaware River solar located in Callicoon, NY has been soaring in the development of community solar farms in New York State. Started in 2014, Delaware River Solar (DRS) is owned by a local, grass-fed beef farmer, Rich Winter, who operates Chaljeri Meats in Callicoon as well. Rich saw an opportunity to be part of New York State’s Renewable Energy Vision to meet 50% of the State’s energy needs with renewables by 2030.
Construction is in full swing and the excitement is building for community solar around the state. DRS has had multiple projects go live in the past couple of months!! The Hospital Road solar farm in Callicoon, NY. Kelly Bridge Road solar farm in Liberty, NY, and Sackett Lake 1 solar farm in Monticello, NY are all live and operational.
Several other projects are completed and about to go live in the coming days. Each 2-megawatt project serves approximately 400 homes and businesses while also removing 5 million pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere every single year. Other scheduled completions for 2019 include:
1. Pool Brook Road in Laurens, NY- 2 MW project – SOLD OUT
2. Boas 4 in Mooers, NY – 2 MW project – SOLD OUT
3. Burritt Road in Hilton, NY – 2 MW project – SOLD OUT
4. Washington Street in Spencerport, NY – 6 MW project – OPEN ENROLLMENT
5. Wood Oak Drive in Narrowsburg, NY – 2 MW project – SOLD OUT
6. Villa Roma Road in Callicoon, NY – (4) 2 MW projects. Villa 1 &2 – SOLD OUT. Villa 3 & 4 – OPEN ENROLLMENT
7. Gaskill Road in Owego, NY – 5MW project – SOLD OUT
NYSEG and RGE Customers must subscribe to get the benefits of the program. Community solar customers receive credits on their utility bills. DRS offers a 10% discount off the utility kilowatt-hour rate. In total, these projects will save residents over $200,000 and eliminate over 60 million pounds of carbon emissions EVERY year. Residents can save with no-risk, no-cost subscriptions. To reserve your spot call 845-414-3491 or visit www.delawareriversolar.com.