HOW DOES COMMUNITY SOLAR WORK

Community solar provides all the benefits of locally produced, affordable clean energy without any equipment to install or upfront fees. Anybody who pays an electric bill can subscribe to a solar project in their area, helping to build stronger communities and fight climate change.

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  • We find a solar project in your community with the idea that it will produce local jobs, affordable power, and enhance the local environment.

  • You subscribe to a 'block' or 'share' of the community solar project that will cover a majority of the electricity you use each month. If you have a studio apartment, your block will naturally be smaller than your neighbor’s in her three-story house.

  • Power produced by the solar project flows directly into the electricity grid. We don’t install anything in your home. When the sun doesn’t shine, you’ll get the same power you always did because your utility will continue to serve as your electricity provider.

  • You’ll pay the solar project owner a fixed amount (for each kilowatt hour, or kWh) for the energy produced by your solar block. You’ll also gain the same amount of “solar credits” on your electricity bill. It's like virtually spinning your meter backwards.

  • Finally, by enrolling with us, you secure lower electricity rates and boost the economy in your community.

Are you ready to join the solar revolution?

ARE WE YOUR BEST OPTION FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR?

YOU DECIDE

We fight for you

We fight for you

Neighborhood Sun is the only community solar company that puts its members first above all other solar partners. When customers sign up as members, we become your local champion, protecting your rights as a customer. We help you see through deceptive marketing to ensure you know exactly what you’ve signed up for.

We support underserved communities

We support underserved communities

When you choose community solar through Neighborhood Sun, you automatically become a Solar Neighbor. For every Solar Neighbor who stays on with us as a customer, we give money to our Solar Neighbor Benefit Fund, which helps low and moderate income members of our community also participate in solar projects. We can’t solve climate change if we don’t have strong, resilient communities that includes everyone, not just the select few.

We're as local as it gets

We're as local as it gets

We know we’re not the only community solar provider out there. But if you want your purchase to truly benefit your community, we’re a pretty solid choice – if we do say so ourselves. Not only through our Solar Neighbor Benefit Fund, but also through our status as a local Maryland shop, started by a guy with deep roots in the community. We’re proud to be the only Maryland-based, socially conscious, clean energy company focused exclusively on community solar. Still not sure? Really get to know us: read our manifesto, and learn how sustainability is baked into our DNA.

We fight climate change any way we can

We fight climate change any way we can

Concerned about climate change? Looking to make a purchase that actually benefits the environment rather than degrading it? You’re in the right place! Community solar is part of the solution.

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