Are you a renter? Home not suitable for solar? Don’t want panels on your roof?

Community Solar is made for you.

Are you a renter? Home not suitable for solar? Don’t want panels on your roof?

Community Solar is made for you.

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Community Solar allows you to subscribe to a share of a larger solar farm located in your area. If you have an electric bill, you can support solar without putting panels on your roof – and save money!

Community Shared Solar FAQs

How is this different from rooftop solar?

When you buy into a community solar project, you receive a portion of the energy generated by a large solar panel system that is located elsewhere in your area. Unlike a home solar panel system, a community solar project isn’t installed on your roof. Community solar and rooftop solar both result in net savings on your electricity bill, but each offers distinct benefits. Compare them to find the right one for you.

How should I evaluate my options?

First, decide whether you’d prefer to own your share or find a subscription-based program. Ownership means you make an up-front investment in order to save money in the future, while subscription-based programs offer savings over a set period of time. There are a number of different subscription structures for you to consider when comparing community solar offers. Other considerations include the location of a project and how soon it will begin delivering savings.

What if I move or have to cancel?

When you move, you can keep your share of the community solar project as long as your new home is within the same service area. If you move outside of the service area, you will have to sell your share (if you own it), transfer a subscription to another account, or potentially pay an early cancellation fee (if you choose a subscription-based model). Cancellation terms vary by project and provider.

How does it save me money?

Community solar saves you money by allowing you to invest in solar panels that produce electricity for your home or business, even when you can’t install them on your roof. When you participate in a community solar project, you are paying for access to less expensive solar electricity so that you don’t have to buy electricity at standard utility rates.

How will it appear on my electric bill?

If you own a share of or subscribe to a community solar project, you will receive virtual net metering credits on your electric bill from your utility. Each credit is equal to one kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity. For example: you use 1,000 kWh at your home in one month, and your community solar share produces 800 kWh. The 800 kWh in credits from your share are applied to your electric bill, and your utility bills you for the remaining 200 kWh. You pay your community solar provider directly for the cost of your share or subscription.

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Arcadia Power National Grid Community Solar

(Arcadia Power)

Community Solar that all can qualify for

Project Location: National Grid Territory

Project Launch Date: May 1, 2018

Customers Served: National Grid NY customers

Arcadia Power National Grid Territory

Offer: Community Solar project available for National Grid customers in New York. 5% discount over normal retail electric rates. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Arcadia Power NYSEG Community Solar

(Arcadia Power)

Community Solar that all can qualify for

Project Location: NYSEG Territory

Project Launch Date: May 1, 2018

Customers Served: NYSEG customers

Arcadia NYSEG Territory

Offer: Community Solar project available for National Grid customers in New York. Enjoy a 5% discount over normal retail electric rates. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Arcadia Power RG&E Community Solar

(Arcadia Power)

Community Solar that all can qualify for

Project Location: RG&E Territory

Project Launch Date: May 1, 2018

Customers Served: RG&E Customers

Arcadia Power RG&E Territory

Offer: Community Solar project available for RG&E customers in New York. 5% discount over normal retail electric rates. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Nexamp Central Hudson Community Solar

(Nexamp Inc.)

Approximately 50% of homes can’t support rooftop solar panels. If yours is one of them, Community Solar is a super easy way to support local clean energy and save up to 10% on electricity in New York – without installing rooftop solar panels or signing annual contracts.

Project Location: Westerlo, NY

Project Launch Date: December 2019

Customers Served: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Customers

Nexamp Central Hudson Community Solar

Offer: Dollar credits are generated by the electricity that is produced by the farm and pushed onto the grid. At signip, Nexamp analyzes your household electricity usage and allocates a share of the farm to you based on the number of dollar credits you need to cover your annual electricity costs. Those dollar credits appear on your utility bill and Nexamp bills you for them at a 10% discount.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 25 years

Cancellation: No Fee

Minnesota Community Solar Gardens

(SunShare)

SunShare makes it possible for anyone to access clean, locally produced solar energy while lowering your electricity bill.

Project Location: Various locations in Central and Southern Minnesota.

Customers Served: Xcel Energy customers in Central and Southern Minnesota.

SunShare Community Solar Product

Offer: No upfront fee, save 4% easily

Contract Type: Fixed Rate + Escalator

More Info: No cancelation fee or penalty with notice

Term Length: 25 years

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: No cancelation fee or penalty with notice

Nexamp National Grid MA Community Solar

(Nexamp Inc.)

Approximately 50% of homes can’t support rooftop solar panels. If yours is one of them, Community Solar is a super easy way to support local clean energy and save up to 15% on electricity in Massachusetts – without installing rooftop solar panels or signing annual contracts.

Project Location: Gardner, MA

Project Launch Date: March 2020

Customers Served: National Grid Customers in Massachusetts

Nexamp National Grid MA Community Solar

Offer: Dollar credits are generated by the electricity that is produced by the farm and pushed onto the grid. At signip, Nexamp analyzes your household electricity usage and allocates a share of the farm to you based on the number of dollar credits you need to cover your annual electricity costs. Those dollar credits appear on your utility bill and Nexamp bills you for tham at a 10% discount.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 25 years

Cancellation: No Fee

Arcadia Power BG&E Community Solar

(Arcadia Power)

Community solar that all can qualify for!

Project Launch Date: August 2018

Customers Served: All customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric.

BG&E Community Solar

Offer: Community Solar project available for BG&E customers in MD. Enjoy a 5% discount over normal retail electric rates. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Arcadia Power PEPCO Community Solar Project

(Arcadia Power)

Community Solar that all can qualify for!

Project Launch Date: August 2018

Customers Served: All PEPCO customers.

Arcadia Power PEPCO Community Solar

Offer: Community Solar project available for PEPCO customers in Maryland. Enjoy a 5% discount over normal retail electric rates. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Panorama Solar at Ft. Washington

(Neighborhood Sun Benefit Corp)

Community solar project for Pepco customers!

Project Location: PEPCO service territory on a former landfill in Prince George’s County.

Project Launch Date: Q1 2019

Customers Served: All Pepco customers.

Panorama Solar at Ft. Washington

Offer: A guaranteed 5% discount below Pepco rates for Pepco customers. No cost to sign up. Join your neighbors in helping to build a new solar project on the site of a former landfill in Prince George’s County.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: $250 cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Term Length: 5 years

Cancellation: Flat Fee

More Info: $250 cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Westminster Solar in BG&E

(Neighborhood Sun Benefit Corp)

Community solar for BG&E customers!

Project Location: Westminster, MD

Project Launch Date: Q1 2019

Westminster Solar in BG&E

Offer: A guaranteed 5% discount below BG&E rates for BG&E customers. No cost to sign up. Join your neighbors in helping to build a new solar project to provide clean, local energy in central Maryland.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: $200 cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Term Length: 3 years

Cancellation: Flat Fee

More Info: $200 cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Owings Mills Solar Project in BG&E

(Neighborhood Sun Benefit Corp)

Community solar for BG&E customers!

Project Location: Owings Mills, MD

Project Launch Date: Q1 2019

Owings Mills Solar Project in BG&E

Offer: A 5% discount below BG&E rates for BG&E customers. No cost to sign up. Join your neighbors in helping to build a new solar project to provide clean, local energy in central Maryland.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: $1,000, cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Term Length: 25 years

Cancellation: Flat Fee

More Info: $1,000, cancellation fee, waived if you move from the area and give 60 days notice.

Abundant Energy powered by Ampion

(Ampion)

Community shared solar program where all RGE residents may participate

Project Location: Rochester, NY

Project Launch Date: January 2019

Customers Served: RGE Residential Custmers. No FICO requirements

Rochester Community Solar Savings

Offer: 10% savings over cost of utility provided electricity

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: No fees, cancel anytime with 6-month notice

Term Length: 1 year with automatic renew

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: No fees, cancel anytime with 6-month notice

BlueWave NYSEG Project

(BlueWave Solar)

We're on a mission to bring solar to every community. As a certified B Corp, we are guided by our responsibility to our customers, our community, and the planet.

Project Location: Walden, NY

Project Launch Date: Summer 2019

Customers Served: NYSEG customers

BlueWave NYSEG Project

Offer: 10% discount on energy credits

Contract Type: Other

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

Term Length: Savings on credits last for 20 years.

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

BlueWave NY National Grid Project

(BlueWave Solar)

We're on a mission to bring solar to every community. As a certified B Corp, we are guided by our responsibility to our customers, our community, and the planet.

Project Location: Clifton Park, NY

Project Launch Date: Fall 2019

Customers Served: National Grid New York customers

BlueWave NY National Grid Project

Offer: 10% discount on energy credits

Contract Type: Other

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

Term Length: Savings on credits last for 20 years.

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

BlueWave Orange and Rockland Project

(BlueWave Solar)

We're on a mission to bring solar to every community. As a certified B Corp, we are guided by our responsibility to our customers, our community, and the planet.

Project Location: Mt. Hope, NY

Project Launch Date: Fall 2019

Customers Served: Orange and Rockland customers

BlueWave Orange and Rockland Project

Offer: 10% discount on energy credits

Contract Type: Other

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

Term Length: Savings on credits last for 20 years.

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: Cancel at any time with 90 days’ notice.

Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Facility Pilot Program

(Clean Energy Collective)

Connecticut's first community-shared solar facility!

Project Location: Connecticut

Project Launch Date: Open; Interconnection expected end of Q2.

Customers Served: Eversource CT customers; 680 FICO or greater

Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Facility Pilot Program

Offer: 10% savings of annual electric costs through on-bill credits.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: No fee if you move within the territory and you keep the program. If you move outside of the territory, cancellation fee is calculated as the value of the previous three months’ worth of on-bill credits.

Term Length: 25 Years

Cancellation: Fee Based on Remaining Term

More Info: No fee if you move within the territory and you keep the program. If you move outside of the territory, cancellation fee is calculated as the value of the previous three months’ worth of on-bill credits.

Colorado RooflessSolar powered by Clean Energy Collective

(Clean Energy Collective)

Community shared solar program for Colorado.

Project Location: Colorado

Project Launch Date: Open; projects already connected to grid.

Customers Served: Xcel Colorado customers

Colorado RooflessSolar powered by Clean Energy Collective

Offer: Upfront panel purchase at $1.35/Watt. Customers save money through on-bill crediting.

Contract Type: Pay Upfront

More Info: None if you move within the territory and you keep the program. If you move outside of the territory, fee is calculated as the value of the previous three months’ worth of on-bill credits.

Term Length: Varies based on life of array.

Cancellation: Fee Based on Remaining Term

More Info: None if you move within the territory and you keep the program. If you move outside of the territory, fee is calculated as the value of the previous three months’ worth of on-bill credits.

Solar Farms NY Community Solar

(Solar Farm NY)

Solar Without Rooftop Panels

Project Location: In NYSEG territory in New York

Project Launch Date: April 2019

Customers Served: NYSEG residential and commercial customers

Guaranteed Savings Plan

Offer: Guaranteed Savings on Solar Credits applied to your NYSEG bill

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: Month to month

Cancellation: No Fee

Arcadia Power Rhode Island Community Solar

(Arcadia Power)

Project Location: Rhode Island

Project Launch Date: June 2019

Customers Served: National Grid Rhode Island Customers

Rhode Island Community Solar

Offer: Community Solar project available for National Grid customers in Rhode Island. Enjoy a 10% discount over normal retail electric rates for energy credits from the project. No cost to sign up and no cancellation fee.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 20 years

Cancellation: No Fee

Russell & Tolland

(Ampion)

Community shared solar program open to residents and businesses in Eversource WCMA territory

Project Location: Massachusetts

Project Launch Date: April 1, 2019

Customers Served: WMECO residents and businesses in Western MA

MA Shared Community Solar

Offer: 10% savings over cost of utility provided electricity

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: No cancellation fee, cancel anytime with 6 months notice

Term Length: 3 years

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: No cancellation fee, cancel anytime with 6 months notice

Nexamp National Grid NY Community Solar

(Nexamp Inc.)

Approximately 50% of homes can’t support rooftop solar panels. If yours is one of them, Community Solar is a super easy way to support local clean energy and save up to 10% on electricity in New York – without installing rooftop solar panels or signing annual contracts.

Project Location: Little Falls, NY

Project Launch Date: March 2020

Customers Served: National Grid Customers in New York State

Nexamp National Grid NY Community Solar

Offer: Dollar credits are generated by the electricity that is produced by the farm and pushed onto the grid. At signip, Nexamp analyzes your household electricity usage and allocates a share of the farm to you based on the number of dollar credits you need to cover your annual electricity costs. Those dollar credits appear on your utility bill and Nexamp bills you for them at a 10% discount.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 25 years

Cancellation: No Fee

Nexamp Orange & Rockland Community Solar

(Nexamp Inc.)

Approximately 50% of homes can’t support rooftop solar panels. If yours is one of them, Community Solar is a super easy way to support local clean energy and save up to 10% on electricity in New York – without installing rooftop solar panels or signing annual contracts.

Project Location: Wawayanda, NY

Project Launch Date: December 2019

Customers Served: Orange & Rockland Utilities Customers

Nexamp Orange & Rockland Community Solar

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: Dollar credits are generated by the electricity that is produced by the farm and pushed onto the grid. At signip, Nexamp analyzes your household electricity usage and allocates a share of the farm to you based on the number of dollar credits you need to cover your annual electricity costs. Those dollar credits appear on your utility bill and Nexamp bills you for them at a 10% discount.

Cancellation: No Fee

Nexamp Delmarva Community Solar

(Nexamp Inc.)

Approximately 50% of homes can’t support rooftop solar panels. If yours is one of them, Community Solar is a super easy way to support local clean energy and save up to 10% on electricity in Maryland – without installing rooftop solar panels or signing annual contracts.

Project Location: Kent Island, MD

Project Launch Date: June 2019

Customers Served: Delmarva Power Customers

Nexamp Delmarva Community Solar

Offer: Dollar credits are generated by the electricity that is produced by the farm and pushed onto the grid. At signip, Nexamp analyzes your household electricity usage and allocates a share of the farm to you based on the number of dollar credits you need to cover your annual electricity costs. Those dollar credits appear on your utility bill and Nexamp bills you for them at a 10% discount.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

Term Length: 25 Years

Cancellation: No Fee

Northampton Community Solar

(Con Edison Solutions)

Renters, condo-dwellers, homeowners, small business owners, now you can get the benefits of solar without putting any panels on your roof.  Community Solar from Con Edison Solutions means savings on electricity and a cleaner environment.  By subscribing to a nearby solar farm you can get all of this without any upfront costs, long-term contracts or the need to install or maintain anything!

Project Location: Northampton, MA

Project Launch Date: October 2019

Customers Served: Massachusetts National Grid Customers

Northampton Community Solar

Offer: 10% discount.

Contract Type: % Discount on Electric Rate

More Info: Con Edison Solutions has a corporate history going back nearly 200 years.  We offer proven energy expertise, financial stability and integrity that is unsurpassed in the solar industry.  We are highly qualified to develop solar farms and maintain and support your commitment to solar now and in the future.

Term Length: One Year

Cancellation: No Fee

More Info: Con Edison Solutions has a corporate history going back nearly 200 years.  We offer proven energy expertise, financial stability and integrity that is unsurpassed in the solar industry.  We are highly qualified to develop solar farms and maintain and support your commitment to solar now and in the future.

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