Together, We Can
Make A Difference
Go Green for Good &
Join the Solar Community
Switch to clean energy &
give back to your community
In just minutes, you can start powering your home with clean energy
all while saving 10% on your electric bill.
Each month we’ll email you a summary of the savings you earned by being a member. Enjoy that little extra on something for yourself, or join us in donating those savings to a cause that’s important to us.
We’re partnering with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy in celebration of their 200 year anniversary. We’ll match all member donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
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 brings all the electricity – both traditional and solar generated – to homes and businesses in the area.
Members of the Solar Community earn credits from the solar farm that are automatically applied to their bill.
Each month, Solar Community members enjoy a 10% savings on their electric bill from the solar credits they’ve earned.
Good for the Environment
Renewable energy is the way of the future.
Green initiatives like solar energy, EV vehicles, and renewable energy help limit the pollution from traditional energy sources and reduce carbon emissions.
Good for the Community
We prefer our energy the way we prefer our parks: green!
By going green and being a part of the solar community, you get to further the mission of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC). The BOPC works hard to preserve our Olmsted Parks and Parkways for current and future generations. Your donations help leave Western New York better off than we found it.
Good for the Economy
Community Solar creates high-paying jobs and tax revenue for local communities.
The projects are often located on former state or federally owned land that currently produces no tax revenue. The development of the community solar project means tax revenue will be generated for local communities.
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.