Sign Up and Save with Community Solar

Subscribing to a Community Solar program near you is as easy as signing up to a popular streaming service but with no fees to pay. It is the hassle-free way to support local solar energy and receive bill credits to save 10% on your monthly electricity costs.

OYA Solar offers subscriptions to community solar programs in New York. The following states will soon have community solar programs as well: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and Virginia.

Benefits of Using Community Solar

Save up to 10% on Electricity

Subscribe to receive bill credits and reduce your monthly electricity bill by 10%. Your remaining 90% supports the costs of the project.

Combat Climate Change

Support solar power through your subscription and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions to create a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

Empower Your Community

Solar projects impact your local community through new jobs and feeding renewable energy into the local grid.

“Projects such as this one are important pieces of Hannaford’s commitment to operating our stores sustainably. We have been on a journey to reduce energy usage within our supermarkets for many years, and solar power initiatives provide an exciting new way for us to cut down on the use of fossil fuels within our region.”

Eric BlomHannaford

Find a Community Solar Program Near You

We have multiple active community solar projects in New York state and are currently seeking subscribers. Simply click on your county below and look for the local project near you, then sign up to the project.

We are currently developing community solar programs in the following states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and Virginia. If you live in any of these states, contact us to be the first to hear about a project in your community.

How Community Solar Works

It is simple to get started. You sign up to the community solar and continue to receive power from your utility as before. Through a system of bill credits, you will only be charged 90% of your energy costs according to your portion of the project.

Send us your utility bills for the last 12 months and we assess your energy usage. Then, we reserve for you bill credits up to 100% of your total energy usage from a project in your area. Savings are set at 10% for the length of your subscription.

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Power is Generated at Our Community Solar Project

Solar panels installed in an ideal, sunny location send energy directly into the grid and that energy is counted as bill credits. Multiple factors go into calculating the value of those credits.
2

Continue to Receive Your Utility Bills

Your power is still being provided by your utility and you will still receive bills from your utility. On each bill, there will now be a line item with your bill credits – up to 100% of your energy bill.
3

Keep 10% of the Credits Every Month

You receive a bill from OYA for 90% of the bill credits and are guaranteed to keep 10% in savings.

How Does Community Solar Provide Discounted Energy?

Financing

Subscriptions to solar require no upfront cost from you because we take care of the community solar financing. Simply sign up to save on your energy costs.

Tax Credits

As with other energy sectors, tax credits help keep community solar affordable. Many of the tax credits have clear endpoints – so it is important to act now and sign up.

Legislation

We work with other industry leaders to support state-level bills facilitating community solar programs. Their regulations support businesses and consumers with fair and equitable community solar subscription agreements.

Comparison of Solar Options

Community solar is the most recommended option for many businesses, non-profits and consumers – no initial outlays and no rooftop installation. For commercial entities with significant energy needs, owning a solar project or participating as the sole consumer of a project may result in more overall benefits in the long-term.

See the chart below to compare community solar requirements to other options.

Community SolarRecommended

$ 99

Per MonthSubscription-based solar: You sign up to solar project in your utility area and receive bill credits for your portion of the project. Savings start automatically when the project is live.

  •  Solar panels in a remote location: farmer field, landfill or large commercial rooftop
  •  No upfront cost or investment and no ongoing maintenance costs
  •  Support clean energy in your local community

Solar Panels on your Property

$ 99

Per Month

Owned system or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA): You own the solar system on your property and will see savings as soon as the system is paid off. For onsite solar, you can also sign a PPA and agree to pay a lower fixed rate for energy.

  •  Solar panels on your rooftop or ground-mounted on your property
  •  Upfront cost for owned system and maintenance costs over the 25-year project life cycle
  • PPA: No upfront fees or maintenance costs
  • Make use of unusable space on your rooftop, vacant lot or parking lots

Virtual Net Metering

$ 99

Per MonthYou are the sole consumer of the solar project through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Savings can be up to 100% of your power at a lower fixed rate and start immediately.

  • Solar panels in an ideal, sunny location: farmer field, landfill or large commercial rooftop
  •  No upfront cost or investment and no ongoing maintenance costs
  • Support clean energy in your local community

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Get Started with OYA Solar

We are interested in hearing from you, whether you want to lease your property or subscribe to a community solar program. Fill out the form below or call us at 1‑844‑443‑1870.