Subscription Solar allows you to buy electricity directly from a solar farm in our region without owning the panels. This can be a great option for renters or for those who are unable to purchase a solar system for other reasons.

Subscription models don't tend to have upfront costs, are usually short-term contracts, and can be cheaper than utility rates. While these have been done in other states, they are new to NYS so there are still some unknowns. Also, not owning the panels means fewer returns.

There are a number of Subscription Solar providers in our region:

Visit this CCE-Tompkins page to learn more about the Subscription Solar model, and contact a Community Energy Adviser for help signing up.