One-year community solar subscriptions are being offered by Delaware River Solar. The no-risk and hassle-free subscriptions will be offered to utility customers of RGE, Central Hudson, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG within New York. Customers that wish to partake in solar energy will be able to do so without having to worry about long-term contracts or unexpected costs.
Residents that participate in community solar subscriptions are eligible to receive credits toward their utility bills. Every month, utilities like Orange & Rockland and NYSEG send a full bill to their customers. Those taking part in Delaware River Solar’s program will receive a second statement that represents a credit toward their electricity use. The low-cost energy option is intended to help underserved communities and low-income homeowners and tenants. Small businesses are also able to subscribe.
According to estimates, community solar subscriptions result in a 10% discount on energy bills. But that’s not the only benefit that comes from the Deleware River Solar program. For every facility built by the developer, short-term employment rose in the immediate area. Additionally, community solar puts to use farmland that would otherwise have garnered no crops or income. These installations are the cornerstone of the one-year subscription plan.
Helping these community solar subscriptions is the first Deleware River Solar project, which was completed by 2018. However, it’s not the only facility that the solar developer has providing clean energy to New Yorkers. Since 2018 until the close of 2020, Delaware River constructed more than 20 additional projects. By the end of 2021, more than 12 more will have started construction for RGE and NYSEG utility territories.
Based on the solar developer’s plans, upwards of an additional 20 solar facilities will be completed by the end of 2021. These new projects are large enough to serve up to 1,000 customers, which will help serve more households with the one-year solar contracts.
As Deleware River Solar continues to expand, it is seeking participants who can get more information at www.delawareriversolar.com.