COMMUNITY SOLAR FOR ALL
Finally, the power of the sun belongs to everyone, not just a privileged few. Thanks to the Maryland Public Service Commission, those who qualify as low or moderate income can save hundreds of dollars annually on their BGE bills, and it does NOT require a roof or any installation!
Here at Neighborhood Sun, we work to ensure all Marylanders have an equal opportunity to clean energy. Community solar provides all the benefits of rooftop solar panels without the expense or headaches that come with them. We currently have projects available that provide various benefits and savings for those who qualify.
Qualifications & Benefits
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“I’m grateful to be a driving force in this movement that gives underrepresented communities an option for clean energy. This is why I’m here at Neighborhood Sun.”
Meet Kristal Hansley, our LMI and community affairs specialist. Kristal is a seasoned Neighborhood Sun employee and works tirelessly to ensure that everyone in Maryland has an equal opportunity to clean energy. Her current focus is forming partnerships with a number of local non-profits and organizations that can help us spread the word about the great benefits of the solar projects that serve low and moderate income residents. Kristal is ready and eager to help you make the switch to solar. It’s clean energy that will help save you money every month and help keep our Maryland air free from harmful pollutants.
Learn more about shared solar and how it impacts the community
THE WHITE MARSH PROJECT is located in Baltimore County near White Marsh and Kingsville. The site is just on the east side of I-95 and is short leap north of Big Gunpowder Falls, the small river that flows into Gunpowder River and into the Bay. The state park that surrounds Big Gunpowder Falls is one of Maryland’s largest state parks and features more than 120 miles of multi-use trails. Plus, just 10 minutes from the site is the Honeygo Run Regional Park. It is a local favorite due to its ample various outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, trails, and beloved dog park.
The site itself is on land owned by Baltimore Gas & Electric, and is not private farmland. This solar construction will not be taking any resources from the agricultural industry. In addition, this project is predominantly focused on supply energy to BGE’s low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents. Over 175 spots are dedicated to LMI customers, with another 175 spots open to others in the utility territory.
We’re currently working with local organizations to help spread the word about community solar and its benefits for low and moderate income residents. See below some of our current partners. If you have any local organizations in mind, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]
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.