What is Southern Tier Solar Works?
Southern Tier Solar Works is a not-for-profit program dedicated to developing the solar industry through education and outreach to create jobs, energy savings, and a healthier climate in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga counties.
*Please note, if you would like to sign up for the Dickinson Community Solar project, use this link!
What solar options are available?
*a service fee must still be paid
Where can I sign up?
You can sign up with Southern Tier Solar Works if you own a home or business in the following NYS counties:
If you live elsewhere, sign up and we’ll do our best to direct you to another solar program.
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Why Go Solar Now?
- The Southern Tier receives enough sunlight for solar energy
- The solar industry is growing faster than the economy
- The world could be powered by solar with 0.07% of its surface
- Solar energy is forever, fossil fuels are not
- Solar cell technology is improving faster than ever
For businesses and non-profit building owners in Broome County, this is your chance to save energy dollars while creating jobs and building our clean energy economy.
Energize NY Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing allows commercial and nonprofit entities which own residential or commercial buildings to access long-term, low interest capital for renewable energy, and/or energy efficiency improvements. This financing is then repaid on the yearly tax bill. To be eligible for this financing option, the post-improvement energy bills and the financing repayment must be less than the pre-improvement energy bills; guaranteeing savings.
Community Solar links your utility bill directly to a local solar farm, allowing you to go solar without installing solar on your home! You can either subscribe to a solar farm’s energy or purchase your own panels on the solar farm. There’s nothing to do but sign up! Your portion of the electricity produced on the solar farm is credited directly to your NYSEG utility bill each month. Any NYSEG customer can sign up: renters, homeowners, businesses, non-profits, low income residents, students, anyone who pays their utility bill.
NEW COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECT
NEST is partnering with Citizen’s Energy to bring a new community solar project to the Town of Dickinson for Low-to-Moderate Income customers! The project is completely free and allows for 20% savings on your electric bill!
If you’d like to pre-enroll for this new community solar program, indicate in the “Additional Comments” box in the interest form above!
Learn even more about solar technologies, myths, policies and research by visiting our resources page.