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Why More Families and More Businesses are Choosing Community Solar

The Benefits of Community Solar

Community Solar Reduces Electricity Cost

Reduce Your Electricity Cost

Participants in community solar programs receive up to 10% savings on electricity monthly.

Community solar is low risk

No Cost, No Risk Solar

To participate in community solar, there are no fees or other costs and you do not need to install a solar array.

Hassle-free Community Solar


Community solar is set it and forget it. We make it easy to sign up and all you need to do is pay for your electricity as before.

Our Community Solar Subscribers


Did you know you can save more each month while giving back to the environment? Community solar is a roofless solar energy program that lowers your electricity bills while empowering you to support renewable energy goals. Households and businesses that sign up can access the benefits of solar without having to install a solar array onto their rooftops.

Community Solar for Residential


Community solar is a great option for homeowners, households who don’t have a rooftop, renters, as well as individuals who live in shared housing.

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Commercial Community Solar


When your business subscribes to a community solar project, you can offset a portion of your business’s electric bill.

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Community Solar for Public Sector


Buildings can also support these clean energy initiatives by subscribing to a local community solar project.

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Partner with us for Community Solar


We welcome companies and communities to partner with us to bring a community solar program to your organization.

How Do I Sign Up

Comparing Your Solar Options

We often recommend solar first to many businesses, non-profits and households as the easiest and least risky option to get started with renewable energy. There are no initial outlays and no rooftop installation – we take care of building and operating the large-scale community solar project. Learn more below about which option works best for you.

Community Solar

Up to 10% Savings with Bill Credits

Subscription-based solar: You sign up to a 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 an off-site 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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Solar Panels on your Property

Financial Benefits Grow over Time

Owned or leased system: You own or lease a system from a solar company and on your property and will see savings as soon as the system is paid off.

  • Solar panels on your rooftop or ground-mounted on your property
  • Upfront cost for owned system and maintenance costs over the 25-year project lifecycle
  • Make use of unusable space on your rooftop, vacant lot or parking lots
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Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA)

Fixed Rate for Renewable Energy and RECs

VPPA: You enter into an agreement to buy power from an off-site solar project located in your utility region. You receive a fixed rate for power and start as soon as the project is live.

  • Solar panels in an off-site location: farmer field, landfill or large commercial rooftop
  • Fixed rate for electricity costs over the contract
  • Receive renewable energy credits (RECs)
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Find a community Solar program near you

We are developing community solar programs in several states across the United States. At the moment, only our community solar programs in the State of New York are open to subscribers. Simply find your county below and look for the local project near you, then sign up to the project.

If you live in another state, we may have a community solar project under development. Contact us to be the first to hear about community solar near you and get your name on a waiting list.

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Connect with us

We can get you started with community solar, hassle-free. If you would like to reach out to a member of our community solar team, please email us at subscribe@oyarenewables.com or call us at +1 716-218-4350