Community Solar Program

January 29, 2021


January 2021 -

Good news! The community solar farms that Somers residents have enrolled in through Sustainable Westchester have begun generating clean energy or are scheduled to do so in the next days!

As of the end of 2020,146 Somers residents had enrolled in community solar through Sustainable Westchester. Thanks to our partnership with the nonprofit organization, these enrollments have resulted in $7,150 in contributions to the Town to fund our own local sustainability priorities while supporting more renewable energy on the NYSEG grid and providing 10% savings to those who signed up. We are happy to support this win for the environment and for our residents!

Signing up is easy, and requires providing your NYSEG account information and setting up autopay to make the discounted payments for your solar credits.

For those who may be unfamiliar, community solar enables people to subscribe to a large solar farm located in their utility area.  Energy produced by the solar farm is sent to the electric grid and subscribers receive a credit on their electricity bill representing their share of the value of that energy. Subscribers pay the owner of the solar farm a discounted amount for that solar credit through auto debit from a bank account they designate – resulting in savings on their electricity bill of up to 10%.In Sustainable Westchester’s program, there is no cost to join or to cancel and the savings opportunity extends for up to twenty years.        

There is still the opportunity to benefit from the same community solar savings as your neighbors if you haven’t yet signed up. You can learn more and sign up here.

If you have questions, you can reach out to Sustainable Westchester at or call 914-242-4725 ext. 112.

August 2020 -
Community Solar Letter to Residents from Supervisor Morrissey

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