Solar Panels, Community Solar, Ulster County
May 13, 2020

In recent times, community solar projects have become more commonplace thanks to an increased interest in renewable energy and improved financial viability for solar farms. This newfound project viability has, of course, attracted solar developers to Ulster County and other areas across New York State. YSG is currently in the process of developing a number of solar farms and community solar projects throughout New York State.

Why Community Solar in Ulster County?

Ulster County, New York, has been a proponent of solar energy for some time now. Back in 2011, the first solar PV array installed on a county-owned facility was established, meeting approximately 75% of the energy requirements for salt shed operations at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.

Since 2011, Ulster County has furthered its engagement with solar energy, commissioning the Ulster Landfill Solar Project in 2018. This 1.9 MW DC array generates approximately 20% of the County's electricity usage, and is applied to utility invoices via a remote net metering system.

Ulster County’s commitment to renewable energy is great news for residents and solar developers alike. The County has backed up its commitment to residential, commercial and municipal renewable energy deployment with a number of community initiatives including:


  • The Energize NY Finance Program

  • Solarize Hudson Valley (SHV)

Full details of these initiatives, as well as an overview Ulster County renewable energy in general are available on the Ulster County website here.

With this level of commitment to renewables, Ulster County residents are well-positioned to benefit from a community solar subscription. When you sign up to community solar, you receive many of the benefits of rooftop solar, along with the unique perks of a community solar subscription. These benefits include:


  • Savings on your monthly utility bill

  • Clean, renewable energy for your home or business

  • Reduced carbon footprint

  • No need to install solar panels on your property

  • Easy to transfer/cancel your subscription

  • Flexible community solar subscription terms

If you’re interested in community solar in Ulster County, New York, contact YSG Solar today. YSG will help to locate the ideal project for your energy needs and property, ensuring that you maximize your community solar savings. Send us an email, or call at 212.389.9215 to get started.

YSG Solar is a project development vehicle responsible for commoditizing energy infrastructure projects. We work with long-term owners and operators to provide clean energy assets with stable, predictable cash flows. YSG's market focus is distributed generation and utility-scale projects located within North America.

By Shane Croghan