Why pay more for pollution when you can save with community solar?

It doesn’t matter if you rent, lease, or own your home. Thanks to community solar, anyone with an electricity bill from a major utility across our service territory can save money while supporting locally generated renewable energy through our state-supported community solar program.

Better for your wallet, your planet, and your community.

If you pay an electric bill, you can take advantage of a local community solar project and save on energy costs each month. You benefit by reducing utility costs while the planet benefits from a greener grid. 

  • You save between 5%-30% on electricity costs money each month
  • More clean energy generated in your community leads to improved air quality
  • There are no extra costs or fees… just savings and sunshine
  • You support clean energy generated by your community & for your community
  • Your subscription helps to divert fossil fuels from the electric grid
  • Many of our projects repurpose otherwise unusable land like landfills and rooftops
  • Supporting community solar encourages widespread and equitable access to clean energy
  • Your subscription helps to create local green jobs
  • When you sign up through a community partner, you help raise money for local nonprofits

Switching to clean energy has never been so easy (or free).

When you subscribe to community solar, we connect you with a local solar farm in your community so you can get a designated share of the clean energy it produces (based on your average monthly energy usage).

You pay Neighborhood Sun for your share of community solar energy at a discounted rate (between 5-30% savings, depending on your project and income level) via a separate bill each month. We’re doing our best to advocate for consolidated billing, but New York is currently the only state that allows it.

By participating in a local solar farm, you are promoting equitable access to solar in your community, creating local green jobs, and raising money for local nonprofits that partner with Neighborhood Sun.

Together, we are building a solar community.

 The U.S. Department of Energy is leading an initiative to bring community solar to 5 million households by 2025, creating a whopping $1 billion in energy bill savings along the way. Thanks to our amazing solar community, we’re helping to make that dream a reality. Will you join us?

$6,000,000+

In clean energy savings

325 Million

Kilowatt-hours of clean energy generated

230 Million

 Pounds CO2 prevented

We're more than just a clean energy company.

As a Certified B Corp and Public Benefit Corporation, we’re here to use business as a force for good. Do you have a healthy level of skepticism towards corporations? Good. We think you should too. That’s why we share an annual impact report each year. Read our 2022 Impact Report to see us walk the talk for yourself.

In 2016, Neighborhood Sun set out to disrupt the broken utility industry that profits off pollution while distributing the health and financial costs to the customers it supposedly serves. Instead, Neighborhood Sun leverages collective action, empowering communities through access to clean, affordable energy, one individual or business at a time. Learn more about our corporate values and explore a breakdown of our B Corp Score to better understand how we use business as a force for good.

Our dependence on fossil fuels is costing us more than just money (Spend a lot on gas lately?). We’re funding the fossil fuel industry at the cost of our health, our financial independence, and our futures. Climate change is about more than just “saving the polar bears.” It’s about people and the resources we desperately need, not only to thrive but even just to survive. Renewable energy offers us a future where we don’t have to choose between the right thing to do and the convenient thing. Shared renewables are cheaper, safer, and cleaner than fossil fuels, so what are you waiting for?

Rooftop solar isn’t an option for 80% of Americans, but community solar changes that by eliminating all the traditional barriers to solar adoption, such as upfront costs and housing requirements. Thanks to our community solar subscription model, anyone who pays an electric bill can now access discounted clean energy from a local solar farm. In addition to advocating for equitable energy policies, Neighborhood Sun provides additional discounts and financial support to low-income households through our S.H.A.R.E. (Solar Helps Advance Resident Equality) program and Neighbor Benefit Fund

Find an available community solar project near you.

 

If we have a solar project under construction or already built in your area, you can subscribe to get a share of its energy output at a discount through clean energy credits. You accumulate savings because the cost of solar energy is always less than the utility’s standard offer, thus lowering your electricity costs every month.

In 2021, Neighborhood Sun customers saved over $256,000 on their electricity bills while preventing nearly 200 Million pounds of CO2 emissions. Sounds like a win-win.

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