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Pittsford Community Solar Program

AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION ONLINE MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED SOON

We’re pleased to announce a new Town program to give residents and small businesses access to renewable energy with savings for participants: Community Solar.  As a community, we are proud to be taking steps to achieve local environmental goals. The Town of Pittsford is happy to be partnering with the Towns of Brighton and Irondequoit, the Village of Pittsford, Joule Community Power, and our local partner Roctricity, to form Monroe Community Power.
 
Through Monroe Community Power, the Town of Pittsford is now offering our residents and small businesses a fully vetted community solar program.  Those who choose to participate in this program will be able to subscribe to a local community solar project, support the generation of renewable energy, and can save up to 10% on their entire RG&E electricity bill.
 
Residents (homeowner or renter) and small businesses who enroll in Community Solar can:

  • Access the benefits of solar without needing to install solar panels on their rooftop or property*
  • Save up to 10% annually on their electricity costs
  • Support the development of clean, renewable electricity in NY State
  • Participate without risk because participants may cancel without penalty at any time

*Please note: those who have their own solar panels or participate in another solar program already receive solar credits and therefore are ineligible to enroll in a community solar program. 
 
The Community Solar program helps the Town achieve its environmental goals. It creates a fund for sustainability projects in Pittsford – paid for by the third-party program administrator, Joule Community Power. For every enrollment, the administrator contributes $50 to the Pittsford Sustainability Fund. 
 
Enroll and learn more at www.monroecommunitypower.com/enroll.
 
For answers to any questions you may have, and to receive help with enrollment, call our local program partner Roctricity at (585) 244-0244.
 
Community Solar represents the next step in Pittsford’s longstanding commitment to a healthy and sustainable environment. We’re pleased to be able to offer it to our residents and small businesses.

COMMUNITY SOLAR PUBLIC INFO ONLINE MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2020
Program will lower electricity costs, access 100% renewable electricity
As a member of Monroe Community Power, the Town of Pittsford is increasing our community’s access to 100% renewable electricity, while lowering the electricity costs of our residents and small businesses. Find out more at our upcoming online Public Information Session to be held Wednesday, December 16.
 
In partnership with the Town of Irondequoit and Village of Pittsford, we are now launching a Community Solar program that also will raise funds for our communities. For each enrollment in Community Solar, program administrator Joule Community Power will donate $50 to a Town of Pittsford Sustainability Fund, which will be used for a future sustainability project in our community.
 
Community Solar allows participants to tap into the benefits of solar without needing to install their own solar panels.  Participants also save up to 10% on their RG&E electricity bill. Please note, those who have their own solar panels already receive solar credits and are not eligible to enroll in the Community Solar program.
 
Community Solar represents the next step in Pittsford’s longstanding commitment to a healthy and sustainable environment. We’re pleased to be able to offer it to our residents and small businesses.
 
A letter from Town Supervisor Bill Smith was recently mailed to residents announcing our Community Solar initiative through Monroe Community Power.  For further information, and to enroll in the program, visit: www.monroecommunitypower.com/enroll .
 
For answers to any questions you may have, and to receive help with enrollment, call our local program partner Roctricity at (585) 244-0244.
 
Please join Supervisor Bill Smith and the Monroe Community Power team to learn more about the program at our online Public Info Session on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00pm.  RSVP at www.bit.ly/pittsford-solar-1216 to receive the virtual meeting details.