What is community solar & how can it save you money?
Community solar allows you to access solar energy from projects in our local area. Power generated from these solar projects, or solar farms, is fed into the power grid and into your home, see NYSERDA’s video for further details. Now there is no need to undertake the hassle and potential complications of installing solar panels on your roof or property to benefit from solar energy. By subscribing to community solar you will earn credits on your energy bill each month for your portion of solar energy generated, resulting in an easy way to reduce your monthly electricity costs, and more money in your pocket.
Why subscribe to Earn from the Sun?
There are several great reasons to subscribe to community solar! By signing up during SBR’s Earn from the Sun Campaign you will:
Save up to 10 percent on your monthly electric bill.
Earn a $75 Visa Gift Card upon enrollment.
Support local community solar farms for home and business use.
Support the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable, ensuring that our organization’s work with your workplace and other businesses in WNY continues to succeed.
Show New York State that Western New York is serious about leading the way to a green future, helping the state achieve its goal of 100% clean power by 2040.
How do I sign up for Earn from the Sun?
Becoming a subscriber to Earn from the Sun is easy! Simply follow this link below to our vetted Community Solar partner, OMNI Renewables, landing page and enter our promo code WNYSBR. This will allow you to begin your Earn from the Sun subscription process, which typically only takes 5 -10 minutes to complete, see tutorial video here. Please make sure to have a recent electricity bill on hand as you will need to submit this during your subscription application.
Signing up is not only completely free, but you will also receive a $75 electronic visa gift card as a thank you! You can join from any geography as our vetted Community Solar provider OMNI Renewables has the capacity to serve both National Grid and NYSEG customers, and you can opt out at any time with a 90 day advanced notice. Click below to begin your transition to clean energy and great savings!
Why Omni Renewables?
There are many providers offering community solar, which can make choosing a provider intimidating. SBR, in collaboration with Erie County, has vetted several high quality proposals during spring of 2021. Omni Renewables is an industry-leading community solar manager, specializing in customer acquisition and subscriber management of community solar projects. Through Omni Renewables, households and businesses can subscribe to local community solar farms and start saving on their monthly utility bill with no upfront cost while supporting clean energy development in their community. Enrollment in our community solar farms is simple and easy and most importantly, when you subscribe to one of our solar farms in New York, you are a neighbor and not a number. We are confident OMNI Renewables will provide subscribers with great value and further our organization’s efforts to foster an environmentally resilient Western New York.
SBR’s review and selection process focused on values such as:
Benefit to subscribers
Valuing minority participation
Supporting local projects
Other sustainability attributes
SBR enables our member businesses to create, build and act on sustainability goals, grow prosperity, and promote healthy communities, therefore our Omni Renewables was chosen as it mirrors our organization’s values. OMNI Renewables’ solar projects are open for subscriptions within National Grid and NYSEG territories located in Western New York and with connection dates in the very near future. Use of local labor and agri-voltaic influences (i.e. bee friendly pollinators and sheep for grazing) will be also used when feasible. Best of all:
Subscribers will not have to worry about credit score requirements, fees or extra bills!
Signing up is completely free and there is no second bill, as billing is consolidated with your current utility company.
Thank you and enjoy earning from the Sun!