Community Solar is HERE!

We are proud to announce the launch of our Community Solar campaign with our RenewableNY partners! Now you can go solar without having to install panels on your roof. Find out how it works and how you can sign up for a local project near you!

Donate to STSW and a clean energy future

STSW is working hard to build prosperity and a clean energy economy in The Southern Tier while preparing local young people for jobs in clean energy. Learn more about our work in our 2017 Community Report. If you support our mission, please consider supporting us through whatever means you can!

Want to put solar on your home?

Have you thought about going solar and want to see if it makes sense for your and your family? Sign up for a free solar site assessment by one of our vetted, local installers for all the details!

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.

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Residential Solar

  • Have solar panels installed on your property, whether it be the roof or the ground
  • Benefit from NYSERDA grant & federal tax credits as a way to help finance installation costs
  • Considered as an investment in your home – rather than spending money on electricity going to the utility company*, the value of your home will increase after the panels are installed.

*a service fee must still be paid

Commercial Solar

  • Through the Energize NY Commercial Programcommercial properties can make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings
  • Unique financing called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
  • Goal is to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades attractive and easy to access for business and commercial owners.




Community Shared Solar

  • For those who rent or are inelgible for residental solar; through CSS you can access solar energy without having to install anything on your property.
  • Works through either subscribing to or purchasing solar arrays located on land within your loading zone for electricity.
  • We are currently in the preliminary stages of setting up a CSS project. By signing up, you are put into a queue and you will be contacted as soon as everything has been set in motion.