Nexamp, Inc. is expanding access to solar energy across the Hudson Valley with community solar farms nearing completion in the towns of Wappinger, Rochester and Wawayanda. Community solar makes it possible for area residents to reduce their monthly electric bills and support renewable energy sources with no up-front investment or long-term contract. Anyone who gets power from Central Hudson Gas & Electric or Orange & Rockland can subscribe to one of these farms until available openings are filled.
Community solar is a program in which residents subscribe at no cost to a share of a local solar farm rather than installing solar panels on their own home. This is an important option, because many people may not have a roof suitable for solar panels, may rent their home or apartment, or may not have the resources to purchase solar panels. By enrolling in a solar farm, consumers save 10% on their regular utility bill, reducing monthly expenses while supporting the all-important renewable energy that will help achieve New York State’s ambitious sustainability goals.
“Nexamp is committed to making solar power accessible and affordable for everyone, even if they don’t have the ability to install solar panels on their own home or building for any reason,” says Zaid Ashai, CEO, Nexamp. “Community solar fuels the growth of local, renewable energy and these new farms will make it even easier for consumers to benefit in this region.”
Community solar is growing quickly across the state. Each location features a large solar array that generates power fed to the local grid. The utility issues credits for that energy, and those credits are shared with subscribers to help reduce their regular monthly bill. With New York committed to generating half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, community solar will play an important role.
Anyone interested in participating should visit www.SolarForNY.com to sign up or get more information.
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