With local solar, you can decrease your electricity costs by up to 10% annually and reduce carbon emissions.

The program is open to anyone with a Central Hudson account. There’s no need to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to benefit from solar.

Both the CCA Program and Community Solar are no-brainers for everyone; they save people money and increase clean energy use in New York State, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. These programs are even better for people with less money since the savings will be even more meaningful.
— Beacon Mayor Randy Casale


Approximately 50% of all homes are unable to host solar panels. Hudson Valley Community Power’s local solar program empowers homeowners, renters, and small businesses to easily tap into the benefits of solar:

  • Save up to 10% annually on your electric bill

  • No rooftops panels required

  • No credit checks or long-term contracts

  • No sign-up or cancellation fee

  • Support the development of clean, renewable energy in NY State

  • Reduce carbon emissions

  • Raise funds for HVCP municipal sustainability funds that can be used to benefit your community


Check out this video from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) to learn more:


  1. You subscribe to a shared solar farm in your community, and receive an allocation sized to offset nearly all of your typical electricity usage.

  2. The farm feeds clean, solar energy into the local utility grid. You’ll continue to receive power from Central Hudson; but your electricity bill will be lower because of credits (derived from NY State incentives for clean energy generation) for the energy by solar farm.

  3. Each month, you’ll receive two bills – one from Central Hudson and one from Nexamp, the solar farm manager – that will add up to less than you pay now. Central Hudson will bill you for the electricity you use less the bill credits that incentivize solar generation. Nexamp will bill you for 90% of the solar credit value. You save the 10% difference.