Solar for All

New York State can help lower your electric bills.

Apply TodayWith Solar for All, eligible households have the opportunity to subscribe to community solar at no cost. Program participants receive monthly credits on their electricity bills—up to $15 a month—and there are no upfront costs, fees, or payments to participate.

Participation does not affect any existing electric bill credit or reduction you have. You may already be eligible for Solar for All if you participate in HEAP, SNAP, TANF, EmPower New York, or another electric bill assistance program.

Community solar projects are an array of solar panels installed in a sunny, offsite location, that generate electricity for your community. This program gives you the benefits of solar without installing panels on your home.

Why Join Solar for All

It's free: Solar for All is a free program for those who qualify. No sign-up costs, no monthly fees, no payments whatsoever.

You'll save money: Monthly bill credits will save you on average $5-15 dollars a month.

It’s easy: Once you are assigned to a project, you’ll see the $5-$15 credit on the same electric bill you already receive, without changing your electric utility. You can just sit back and start saving.

It's flexible: You can cancel anytime without penalty or payment.

You’ll help your community: Signing up for Solar for All means you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting a cleaner environment.

How It Works

Get Started & Apply

  1. See if you're eligible 
  2. Apply to the program—you’ll need the following information:
  3. Receive eligibility notification within a few days of submitting your application
  4. Get assigned to a community solar project—timing may vary based on project availability. If a project isn’t available in your area, you will be put on a waitlist until a project becomes available near your community.
  5. Start receiving credits on your electricity bill, reducing your monthly utility costs


For questions about Solar for All or to request a paper application, please email us at or call 1-877-NYSMART.