What if I already have solar panels on my property? Unfortunately, at this time, if your panels are grid connected, you are not eligible to enroll in a Community Solar project. If you require more electricity than your panels produce, consider enrolling with a 100% renewable ESCO to meet the remainder of your needs. [Call 607-342-3159 and ask for a chart of 100% Renewable ESCOs to be sent to you.]
Will I still be served by NYSEG? Yes. Your current electric service will not be interrupted and you will still receive your electricity from NYSEG, as you do now.
How long must I wait to get my electricity supplied by the solar company after I enroll? It depends on the status of the Community Solar projects. If a project is built and ‘live’ (connected to the grid) and not yet filled with subscribers, it will take just a month or two to see the credits appear on your NYSEG bill. Your solar company can estimate your wait time.
How will the billing work? You will see solar credits on your NYSEG bill and subsequently be invoiced by the Community Solar company for 90% for Nexamp or 95% for Delaware River of the value of the credits. If the solar project allows consolidated billing, your solar credits and billing for those credits will be on your utility bill.
What happens if my situation changes such as needing more or less electricity or wanting to cancel for any reason? Contact your Community Solar company to make the change as soon as you can, as it may take a few months to make the necessary adjustment.
Could I save even more money by purchasing, rather than subscribing? Yes, there are Community Solar projects that offer solar panels for you to purchase.
Call ETM Solar Works at 607-785-6499 or visit www.etmsolar.com. Call Renovus Solar at 607-277-1777 or visit www.renovussolar.com.