Delaware River Solar is bringing new community solar options to Central Hudson and Orange & Rockland customers. The solar development firm has worked extensively to provide the state of New York with solar projects and, in 2020, added an additional 20-megawatts. By the close of 2021, Delaware River Solar expects to have another 20-megawatts expanded to other New York territories.
Central Hudson utility customers can partake in the Reisendar solar installation in Ulster County while Orange & Rockland customers can access the Svenska solar facility, also in Ulster County. According to the current expected output of the two Ulster County community solar programs, both farms will be able to serve 300 tenants, homeowners, and businesses. Subscribers to the new community solar options will be eligible to receive clean energy at a reduced cost with no hidden fees.
Subscriptions to the solar facilities will help reduce New York’s carbon emissions and will put the state on track to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s net-zero emissions policy. According to Delaware River Solar, the two solar projects will be able to reduce emissions by five million pounds each year. There are no risks to homeowners who wish to participate, and all customers can receive a credit directly placed onto their monthly bill.
To subscribe, there are no upfront fees and customers are able to cancel at any time. Community solar is an option for homeowners that provides them with solar energy without having to purchase costly solar panels. The goal of community solar is to extend the reach of solar options to low- to middle-income renters and residents and offer local small businesses access to affordable solar energy.
Delaware River Solar didn’t provide a timeline for the 20-megawatts of energy being added in 2021, but it did confirm that its solar options are available for both RGE and NYSEG customers. Access to the Delaware River Solar community solar options can be reserved at the developer’s official website.