Why Is Community Solar So Popular In New York? Savings Without Upfront Costs Have you noticed a frustrating trend in your monthly electric bill? Youâ€™re not alone. New Yorkersâ€™ rates have gone up by more than 28% since 2001. One in three Americans struggle to pay their energy bills every month. Subscribing to a community solar farm puts money straight into customersâ€™ pockets, either by locking in their electric prices at a low fixed rate or granting them a percentage discount off their utility bills.
Hundreds of Local Jobs The fastest-growing job in America right now? Solar panel installer. New York has the third most solar jobs in the country, with Orange and Rockland County combining for over 600! Community solar brings jobs directly to neighborhoods, employing local workers in construction, maintenance and more. At the same time, it injects hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue to the town hosting the solar farm. No more relying on unsteady global markets. With solar farms, we can harvest all the power we need right here in our communities.
Rivertown Magazine, April 2019