The Davis Solar Farm produces enough energy to serve approximately 400 residential homes. If you have an active residential electric account with Orange & Rockland Utilities, you qualify. Community solar is open to homeowners and renters alike. Places of worship and farms with residential electric meters qualify too. Click JOIN NOW for guaranteed monthly savings through local, clean, renewable energy.JOIN NOW
DRS subscribes you to a percentage of the solar farm's energy based on your own individual electric usage.
Each month, ORU distributes your share of the solar power produced to your electric utility account in the form of bill credits.
ORU then applies the bill credits from your account to your monthly utility bill, reducing what you pay ORU for electricity that month.
A community solar subscription provides guaranteed savings on your electric bill. Each month the electric utility, ORU, applies your share of the energy produced at the solar farm to your utility account in the form of solar bill credits.
Your solar bill credits are then applied directly to your ORU electric bill. Your electric bill is reduced by 10% of the gross solar credit value, which is called your Net Credit Value. This is how you save 10% with community solar. DRS is then paid by ORU for 90% of the solar bill credit value – this is how community solar projects stay in business.
For example, if you receive $100 worth of solar bill credits from the solar farm, your ORU bill will be reduced by the Net Credit Value of $10. ORU then pays DRS directly for the remaining $90.
You receive guaranteed monthly savings on your utility bill from local, renewable energy for as long as you are a subscriber. There is no scenario where you will pay ORU more by joining the Davis Solar Farm. The savings are guaranteed every single month that you receive an electric bill.
Your solar bill credits and savings will be seen directly on your ORU electric bill. Please call DRS customer support with any questions or to guide you through the bill line items.
Homeowners and renters with an active ORU electric account can participate. Specifically, residential electric meters with service classes 1 or 19 are eligible. Homes, apartments that are individually metered, places of worship, and farms most likely have a residential electric meter.
Yes, your current ORU electric service will not be interrupted or changed in any way. You will still receive your electric service and monthly bill from ORU as you do now. Community solar just provides you with solar bill credits that are used to reduce your ORU electric bill.
Yes, if you get you electric supply from an Energy Service Company (ESCO), instead of ORU, you can still participate.
Community solar and ESCO supply are two separate, unrelated energy products.
Community solar bill credits can offset any charge on the ORU electric bill, including consolidated ESCO supply.
In addition to providing financial savings on subscribers’ 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 farmland 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. Community solar farms are built in remote fields and maintained by DRS. There is no equipment on your roof or property, nor any work on your end at all. Simply enroll and start receiving reduced electric bills once the solar farm is constructed and starts generating electricity.
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