BUSINESS SHOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CLIMATE ACTION
However, that can be hard to prioritize when the price of operations is already too high. Enter Community Solar – a green solution for those looking to spend a little less on business utilities each month.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Community Solar is a government-sanctioned program in which solar farm energy is sent to users via the electricity grid. It starts at a solar farm, is sent to your utility, and ends up as a percentage of your supply. Some of its perks are:
No rooftop installs
No sign-up fee, no cancellation fee
SHOW ME HOW IT WORKS
Solar Farms Collect the energy
Utilities receive the energy
The energy is sent to you!
SAVINGS ON SAVINGS
Perhaps the most attractive aspect of Community Solar is that it costs nothing to sign up for, and as long as it’s active, you will always pay less on electricity than you would without it.
Here is an example of how the savings from Community Solar work:
Say your commercial electric rate was $0.32/kWh three months ago. But around that time, you signed up for Community Solar, and this month you’re finally seeing savings.
Your bill for this month showed that your solar rate was $0.30/kWh. Next month, you may find that it was $0.295/kWh, and a month after that, $0.305/kWh.
This is how Community Solar works, and can save you up to 10% of your overall energy costs annually if you live in New York State. Community Solar users in other states sometimes save even more!
Why does it work this way? Because New York’s Community Solar program guarantees a rebate for those who sign up for it. That rebate is distributed to users as this discount.