Request for Proposals for Qualified Installers

Deadline to apply is March 13, 2017.

RFP form

CPACE Launch

Energy efficiency and solar are coming to businesses in Broome County with CPACE financing.

Launch event at the Holiday Inn, March 21, 5-7PM


Sign up for NEW Community Shared Solar

Community Shared Solar (CSS) is a solar farm that provides benefits directly to the community instead of a big utility company. A large solar installation is placed on land in the community and residents of that area can then subscribe to receive electricity from the CSS.

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Southern Tier Solar Works

Simple. Affordable. Solar
We are a non-profit organization with the goal to promote a sustainable and growing industry around solar energy in the Southern Tier, help people save money on their energy bills, and create a cleaner future for us all.

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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 and federal tax credits as a way of helping to finance installation costs
  • Considered as an investment in your home – rather than all the money spent on electricity going to the utility company*, the value of your home will be increasing 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.

kW of Installed Solar Through STSW




Number of Installs Through STSW