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 are generally cheaper than utility rates, often offering a 5% or 10% discount. Subscription solar works for those who receive a bill from a major utility (e.g. NYSEG) and do not have a demand charge on their bill.

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.