How Community Solar Works

How Community Solar Works

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Community Solar for you home and business

No upfront fees
No termination fees
Nothing to be installed
No maintenance

Community Solar for you home and business

No upfront fees
No termination fees
Nothing to be installed
No maintenance

Community Solar from Con Edison Solutions lets you save on your electricity costs while helping preserve the environment.

Save while supporting clean, green, energy

Con Edison Solutions is committed to helping your community become more sustainable.

Con Edison Solutions is committed to helping your community become more sustainable.

Still Have Questions?

Still Have Questions?

What is Community or Shared Solar?

Community solar starts with a centrally-located solar farm to which residents and business owners can subscribe to receive some of the energy output.  Basically, Community Solar allows for the production of green energy for the grid.  It also provides savings to subscribers for helping make that solar electricity production possible.

How close do I need to be to a Solar Farm to subscribe?

Subscribers must be in the same utility service area as the solar farm.

What happens if my power goes out or there is some electricity emergency?

Your subscription to a community solar program `does not change your relationship with your local utility regarding power outages or electrical emergencies.  If you ever have a problem with your electricity, contact your utility immediately just as you do now.

What are the benefits of Community Solar from Con Edison Solutions?
  • No upfront cost
  • No fee, professional maintenance
  • Support for the environment
  • Offsite installation; roof access is not required
  • Portability - stay subscribed even if you move*
  • Lower the cost of your electricity!

*Applies if a subscriber moves within the utility service territory for that community solar facility.

What happens if the project in my area is sold out?

It’s possible we may have another project near you that is available if one is “sold out”.  If not, we encourage you to complete the enrollment form, so that you are on our waiting list.  If we begin taking subscriptions again, we will contact you.

How will I be billed?

Bill Sample

Bill Sample

Each month, you will continue to receive a bill from your utility.  Your utility bill will include service charges, applicable taxes, and charges for any electricity supply you received from the utility.  It will also include a credit for the electricity you received from the community solar facility.  You will also receive a monthly bill from Con Edison Solutions.  That bill will be for the electricity you received from the community solar facility but discounted by 10% of the credit you received from the utility.  You are obligated to pay both bills.

What are the program terms?

Unlike many other Community Solar programs, Con Edison Solutions Community Solar program offers one year terms. Near the end of that term, you will be notified that your term is ending and will automatically be re-subscribed for another one year term.

What if I want to leave the program before the end of my term?

Unlike many other Community Solar programs, Con Edison Solutions does not charge any sort of termination fee for unsubscribing before the end of your term.  However, we do need to notify the state’s public utility commission about your request to unsubscribe and, in some states like Massachusetts, we are limited to doing this to only twice a year.  In turn, you may experience a delay in unsubscribing depending on when you contact us and when we are scheduled to notify the public utility commission.

What do I need to do to get started?

Simply complete our online enrollment applicationWe will need your electric bill to confirm you are eligible for Con Edison Solution’s Community Solar program and to determine your historic usage. Enrollment also requires a method of payment; we accept both Credit Card and Automatic Withdrawal (ACH) Payments.  So it will be useful for you to have these handy as you complete the enrollment process.

Con Edison Solutions is actively seeking properties in NY and MA for community solar projects.

Con Edison Solutions is interested in developing community solar facilities in New York and Massachusetts to offer residents and businesses in those states a green alternative for the electricity they use.  We are looking to identify properties that may be appropriate for community solar facilities.  A low-impact community solar facility developed on your property could provide long-term lease payments to you while helping to add clean, green energy to the electricity grid.

If you own ten (10) or more contiguous acres, or a building with an unobstructed flat roof of 150,000 square feet or more, your property may be a good candidate for a community solar facility.  This may be a great opportunity to turn unused or idle property into a revenue generator.  Additionally, given that community solar facilities are quiet, clean sources for green, sustainable energy, it provides the satisfaction of positively contributing to the surrounding community.

Contact us today to find out if your property can earn you money.