Providing Clean, Renewable Energy to Local Communities in New York State

Join one of our community solar farms to receive guaranteed savings on your electric bills and power your home with local, 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Subscribing to a community solar farm gives you guaranteed monetary savings on your electric bill. Each month the utility allocates your share of the solar farm to your electric utility account in the form of bill credits. When the bill credits are applied to your utility bill, your electric bill is reduced.

Then DRS either sends you a bill for those credits at a discount, or if the solar farm you join is a part of utility consolidated billing, you receive the net credit value directly on your bill.

For example if you receive $100 worth of solar bill credits, DRS will send you a bill for $95, giving you $5 in savings. Under consolidated billing, the utility applies the net amount, $5, to your utility bill, and then pays DRS directly for the $95.

Either way, you receive guaranteed monthly savings on your utility bill from local, renewable energy for as long as you continue to be a subscriber.

There is no scenario where you will pay more by joining a DRS community solar farm. The savings are truly guaranteed every single month.

The bill credits and monetary savings can be seen directly on your electric utility bill.

For information on community solar billing and examples of utility bills with solar bill credits applied; visit  www.delawareriversolar.com/billing.

Homeowners, renters, non-profits, and businesses with an active electric utility account can participate.

DRS is currently enrolling customers receiving electric service from the NYSEG, RGE, and National Grid utilities in New York State.

Yes, your current electric service will not be interrupted or changed in any way, and you will still receive your electricity service and monthly bill from the utility as you do now.

In addition to providing financial savings on subscriber’s electric bills, DRS solar projects benefit the local communities they are developed in 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 more.

Community solar reduces the amount of electricity generated from fossil fuel generators, improving our local air quality and health. Each customer who participates in community solar reduces carbon emissions equivalent to no longer driving their car for each year they participate.

No catch. Community solar is the simplest way to go solar while providing guaranteed monetary savings directly on your utility bill.