New Yorkers are on the brink of a major new renewable energy opportunity. It’s called “community solar” — and it’s a really big deal.
In a nutshell, community solar allows people to buy solar power for their homes or offices from a nearby community solar “farm” – an array of high-efficiency solar panels that could be built in a local brownfield site, on top of public buildings, or private land. It works just like having a solar panel on your roof…but without having to install any equipment (or needing a roof!). And it’s integrated with local utilities, so you can see your solar credits right on your electricity bills.