What is community solar?
Community solar is a new program in Maryland created by the state to enable everyone to get access to solar energy, no matter where you live. It allows Marylanders to subscribe to large solar projects in their area and enjoy the benefits of virtual net metering, which is like having solar on your roof without having to install any panels or make any upfront payments. The Public Service Commission regulates the program, including overseeing consumer protection rules and licensing subscriber organizations, such as Neighborhood Sun.
How does Community Solar work for me?
Community solar enables anyone who pays an electricity bill to tap into a local, solar farm installed offsite. Together with hundreds of other residents, you can subscribe to a share of a large solar project and have the same benefits like you had rooftop solar. Your solar energy will be delivered to you through your normal electric utility provider, so there’s no installation on your property or investment/upfront fees to be part of this.
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Get a glimpse of signup process
Select your electric utility
Fill out the simple form that asks for basic information and electric utility. Once this is completed, it will take you to your respective project page.
View project & subscription info
See the available solar projects located in your utility territory and the basic terms and conditions.
Provide additional information
We will need information to run a quick credit check plus a primary and secondary form of payment.
Sign the contract
The final step includes reviewing the contract terms and signing the agreement to receive clean, local, solar energy!
Still have some questions?
Schedule a chat with one of our Solar Champions at a time that’s convenient for you! We’re here to help answer all your solar-related questions.