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Mecklenburg

Join the Mecklenburg Solar Farm and save with NYSEG!

New York’s Shared Renewables Program enables NYSEG customers to support clean energy and save up to $20 each month for free!

About the Mecklenburg Solar Array

Location

Schuyler County

Size

2,900 kilowatts

Annual CO2 emissions prevented by each subscriber

2,290 pounds

Yearly
equivalent to

Planting 29,626 trees

How It Works

New York’s Shared Renewables Program is a new, State-supported program that enables NYSEG customers to lower their electric bill each month, for up to 20 years.

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1. Sign Up

You sign up for lower cost clean
energy with Common Energy
for free.
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2. Connect

Common Energy connects your existing utility account to a local clean energy project.
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3. Save

You receive a clean energy credit
each month, lowering your bill
and preventing emissions!
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"I really believe in decreasing our carbon footprint and this is the easiest way to sign up for solar energy. You literally sign-up and all of a sudden you are getting your energy from local solar farms and you are saving money."
Ken Young
, Owner Emack & Bolio’s
"Signing up for Common Energy is a great way to help the environment and save money. Who can argue with it? I’d love it if more and more people signed up for Common Energy."
Louise Bliss
, Homeowner
"I feel it is important to get involved with Common Energy because we’re not just saving money, we’re saving energy."
Joe Keneally
, Owner, Clay Ponds Farm

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FAQs

How does the program work?

Simple! New York State is encouraging more clean energy to be connected to the grid. To encourage people to sign up, each subscriber receives energy credits on their existing National Grid account. These credits lower your energy payments each month.

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What is my environmental impact with Common Energy?

You will prevent between 6,000-15,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year, depending on your utility and your electricity usage. Over the lifetime of a project this equates to preventing 120,000-300,000 pounds of carbon emissions. This is a direct reduction of emissions and pollution in your community!

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How much will I save?

Your savings each month will vary on your usage and how much clean energy the Carthage solar farm produces. For most households, it equates to $10-$25 each month.

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Am I actually supporting new clean energy?

Yes. Unlike many companies who simply purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), when you sign up with Common Energy you help bring new clean energy projects to the grid. These projects directly reduce emissions in your community.

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Does Common Energy have a referral program?

Yes! And we love getting help signing up friends and family members for lower cost clean electricity! We currently offer a $50 gift card for each friend you refer that gets connected. Refer 10 friends and we will provide you with one full year of solar energy at no cost!

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