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UNCG and EnergySage have partnered to help you go solar and save more money!

UNC Greensboro’s Office of Sustainability is now collaborating with EnergySage to help UNCG employees, alumni, and community members compare offers for community solar farms for their homes. Their team of unbiased expert Solar Advisors can help you review your community solar options and answer any questions you have along the way. North Carolina is consistently in the top 10 states in the nation for total Megawatts of solar capacity, number of solar industry jobs, and the number of homes with solar.

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Why EnergySage

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    Unmatched, free educational resources that empower you to explore solar with confidence

  • Online comparison-shopping to help you secure the best deal possible

  • Support from unbiased Energy Advisors, available to answer all your community solar questions

  • Transparent information and numbers to guide smarter energy decisions

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“The Solar Marketplace was really easy to use and saved me money! I received quotes from five installers, was able to make an apples‑to‑apples comparison and selected the one that most appealed to me. They answered common questions in a non-technical way."
Jack G., EnergySage Customer


Community Solar

  • How does community solar work?

    Community solar allows you to subscribe to a share of a local solar farm. As the solar farm generates clean electricity for the grid, you buy energy from your share at a discount. The credits you receive for this energy help lower your monthly utility bill, allowing you to save 5-10% on your annual electricity costs.

  • How much can I save with community solar?

    Electricity bill savings differ from program to program, and also vary by month. On average, most community solar subscribers save 5-10% on their annual electricity costs.

  • What happens if I move?

    It depends – if you’re moving to a location that’s still in the same electricity service territory as your current home, you may be able to transfer your community solar subscription to your new address. However, if you’re moving further away, you may need to cancel your subscription or transfer your contract to another utility customer (whether that be the new homeowners or someone else in the project’s service territory). Cancellation and transfer terms and applicable fees vary by project and provider, so confirm these policies with your provider prior to signing up.

  • How do I choose the right community solar program for me?

    Before signing a contract with a community solar provider, it’s important to compare estimated savings, cancellation terms, project location, payment model, subscription fees, and more. Using the Community Solar Marketplace, you can compare multiple local options and find the best project for you.