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Solar for All


Explore another way New York State can help lower your electric bills.

Apply TodayAs an EmPower+ participant you have already taken steps to lower your electric bill. We would like to share an additional opportunity, Solar for All, that can lead to additional monthly savings between $5-$15.

Solar for All offers EmPower+ low-income eligible participants a free subscription to a community solar project. There are no upfront costs, fees, or payments to participate. If you have recently completed an EmPower+ project, the application process for Solar for All is easy for you. We can use information from EmPower+.

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. Participation does not affect any existing electric bill credit or reduction you have.

How It Works

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.

Get Started & Apply

  1. Apply for the programLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..
    As an EmPower+ low-income eligible participant, you only need fill out Step 1 and Step 2 of the application.
  2. Receive eligibility notification.
    A few days after submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation of eligibility from [email protected].
  3. Match you to a community solar project.
    Once your application is accepted, we will match you with a community solar project in your area. If a project isn’t available in your area, you will be put on a waitlist until a project becomes available near your community.
  4. Start receiving credits on your electricity bill and reducing your monthly utility costs.


For questions about Solar for All or to request a paper application, please email us at [email protected] or call 1-866-NYSERDA.