Yellow Mills Solar Farm – Actively Enrolling Residential and Commercial Subscribers. Guaranteed Monthly Savings. Space is Limited.

Yellow Mills Solar Farm produces enough energy to serve approximately 1,200 homes in western New York. If you have an active residential or small commercial electric account with Rochester Gas and Electric, you can join. Community solar is open to homeowners and renters alike. Click JOIN NOW for guaranteed monthly savings through local, clean, renewable energy.

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Join Yellow Mills Solar Farm

Delaware River Solar subscribes you to a percentage of the solar farm's energy based on your own individual electric usage.

Receive Solar Bill Credits

Each month, RG&E distributes your share of the solar power produced to your electric utility account in the form of bill credits.

Enjoy Overall Savings

RG&E then applies the bill credits from your account to your monthly utility bill, reducing what you pay RG&E for electricity that month.

Local Power, Guaranteed Savings

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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

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 New Yorkers 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

Frequently Asked Questions

A community solar subscription provides guaranteed savings on your electric bill. Each month the electric utility, RG&E, 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 RG&E electric bill. Your electric bill is reduced by 5% of the gross solar credit value, which is called your Net Credit Value. This is how you save 5% with community solar. DRS is then paid by RG&E for 95% of the solar bill credit value, helping us to provide local, clean energy to consumers.

For example, if you receive $100 worth of solar bill credits from the solar farm, your RG&E bill will be reduced by the Net Credit Value of $5. RG&E then pays DRS directly for the remaining $95.

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 RG&E more by joining Yellow Mills 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 RG&E electric bill.

Homeowners, renters and small commercial entities with an active RG&E electric account can participate.

Yes, your current RG&E electric service will not be interrupted or changed in any way. You will still receive your electric service and monthly bill from RG&E as you do now. Community solar just provides you with solar bill credits that are used to reduce your RG&E electric bill.

In addition to providing 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.

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