HRP Green, the volunteer environmental partnership of the Hudson River Presbytery, is thrilled to bring you community solar through Solarize Our Congregation! Community solar is a way for churches, homes and small businesses to save money – about 10% of your electric bill - while supporting local solar energy, with no investment and no solar panels on your property. Community solar allows you to subscribe to a large solar installation located in a sunny place and to receive credits on your utility bill.
In addition to significant electric bill savings, churches that sign up will receive a donation of $200. Congregants and community members can also subscribe and enjoy the same savings and the churches will receive a $150 donation for each person who signs up through the church. Please note that community solar is not compatible with budget billing in Central Hudson.
If you are a residential or small business customer of Central Hudson, the switch to Community Solar can be completed in a few short minutes through an online portal or via a one-page paper application (request this from Nina Orville at Nina@AbundantEfficiency.com or 914-693-6222). After researching the opportunity, the Budget, Finance and Property (BFP) Committee decided to provide financial information on behalf of the Presbytery so that individual churches do not have to provide the financial information typically required. For individuals who enroll, a soft credit check with score of 680 or above is required.
Enjoy guaranteed savings of up to 10% on your monthly Central Hudson bill. Through Solarize Our Congregation's partnership with the New Windsor Community Solar Project, you can receive a portion of the solar energy produced as a credit on your bill.
Monitor your solar array's energy production and track your bills and savings with our online PowerMarket dashboard. If you have a question you will be able to access your documents and data.
Learn more about the New Windsor Community Solar Project
The 40-acre solar farm is less than a 10 minute drive from the Storm King Art Center. This project will generate enough electricity for over 750 households. Our biggest project on our marketplace is looking for households in the Hudson Valley area looking to support local clean energy and save money. A credit score of 680 or above is required.Sign Up Learn More
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When you sign up for the New Windsor Community Solar Project, you will receive credits each month on your Central Hudson bill. These credits will go toward offsetting the cost of your bill, allowing you to save money and contribute to a more sustainable future. It's that simple. Here are the three easy steps to make it happen.
Fill out a subscription form with basic details (name, email, etc.) and have a recent Central Hudson bill handy. As you continue your registration, you’ll have to enter your Central Hudson account number and energy usage information so we can determine the right amount of the solar project to allocate to your bill.
Once you’ve subscribed, you will be given access to a personal dashboard where you can see the project's solar energy production, your document library (contract, bills, etc.) and your monthly savings.
You will start seeing savings on your Central Hudson bill a month or two after you subscribe to the New Windsor Community Solar Project.