What is Community Solar?

If you cannot install your own solar panels, community solar is the next best thing, enabling access to the benefits of solar without any of the hassle. You save 10% on your electricity bill (calculated by ConEdison against the total dollar amount of your bill each month) and there are no fees. Participation contributes renewable energy to the grid and reduces carbon emissions. 

Signing up is quick and easy and savings come quickly. 

Before you get commit, do your research. Find guidance here.

There are currently subscriptions available for anybody in ConEd territory with GS Solar.  

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See National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2024 assessment: Technical Potential and Meaningful Benefits of Community Solar in the United States

Sustainable Westchester offers educational materials and has subscriptions available for low income households. 

Currently, some of our community solar projects do offer 20% credit savings to LMI households. The eligibility is determined by participation in these public assistance programs: SNAP, HEAP, TANF, SSI, and Empower+. These participants would have to submit a copy of an award letter or benefits card when signing up. We also can take individuals who provide redacted proofs of income such as pay stubs or tax returns with incomes falling at or below these requirements: Occ

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Unified Solar

The GPTF is working towards a Unified Solar Permit to streamline the application process. 

Read about the Climate Smart Community Task guidance here. NY State's Solar Guidebook has more details here with a model Unified Solar Permit application and checklist. See NY Sun's Unified Solar Permit here. Irvington Village's current code can be found here.