Go Green for Good
10% Guaranteed savings with Community Solar credits applied to your electric bill.
Switching to clean energy – and saving money – has never been more simple.
In just minutes, you can reduce your carbon footprint and your electric bill, all while supporting the development of community solar projects right here in Western New York.
Connect Your Account to Community Solar
It’s quick, easy, and your information is secure
Before you begin, make sure you have the account number for the utility you’re switching, which can be found on your bill.
UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY SOLAR
How It Works
Electricity generated from traditional sources is fed to the electrical grid, which powers homes and businesses.
The Solar Farm is a large solar array that generates electricity from the sun, and feeds it into the electrical grid.
The Electrical Grid
The electrical grid brings all the electricity – both traditional and solar generated – to homes and businesses in the area.
Community Solar Credits
Members of the Solar Community earn credits from the solar farm that are automatically applied to their bill.
Your Electric Bill
Each month, Solar Community members enjoy a 10% savings on their electric bill from the solar credits they’ve earned.
Am I eligible to participate in community solar?
Homeowners, renters, non-profits, or small businesses with the electric bill in your name are eligible. Participating members must be served by the same utility as the solar farm.
How much can I expect to save?
Over the course of the year, an average residential customer could save as much as $100–150, depending on their electricity usage. Since the sun shines most between May and September, that’s when the majority of the credits will be applied to the bill.
How does the electricity get from the solar farm to my property?
The electricity produced is sent to the grid and you receive bill credits each month. Your current electric service will not be interrupted, and you will still receive your electricity from the utility as you do now.
Can I participate and continue to use EnergyMark as my electric and natural gas provider?
Of course! Because the community solar projects are intended to offset the amount of traditionally produced electric used, and not replace it completely, you can still choose to purchase electricity via traditional EnergyMark electric plans.
Is there a fee for canceling?
No. You can cancel your credits at any time, for any reason. Your agreement is on a month-to-month basis.
Are there any fees for participating?
No. There are no fees of any kind for participating in the community solar project.