This is what Maryland Community Solar looks like...

We’re on a mission to make clean, affordable energy accessible to ALL– not just the select few. Let’s start with you!

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Be a part of the solution, not the pollution.

You get a share of the output from a solar farm in your area while earning a credit on your bill, lowering your electricity costs.

By subscribing to community solar, you’re increasing demand for renewable energy in your community, directly displacing fossil fuels from the electric grid. That means you can support solar and prevent pollution from fossil fuels without having to install or pay for solar panels.

Maryland electricity customers are guaranteed to save at least 5% and many can save even more. Get started to see how much you can save each month.

  • Promote equitable access to solar
  • Create local green jobs
  • Raise money for local nonprofits

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

There are no costs, fees, or installations to subscribe, making clean energy available to renters and homeowners alike. Through our quick online sign-up process, we match you with a solar farm in your community that may already be active or still under construction. Just provide us with a sample utility bill to estimate your share size, and we’ll handle the rest so you can sit back and save with solar!

You continue receiving power through your current utility. Each month, your share of the solar farm adds clean energy to the grid, directly displacing the equivalent amount of dirty energy derived from fossil fuels. This improves local air and water quality and allows you to directly combat fossil fuels just by paying your electric bill.

Clean energy is cheaper (and safer) than fossil fuels because the sun shines for free. That means you pay for your share of solar energy at a guaranteed discount (between 5%-30%) compared to your current utility rate. These cost savings will be reflected as clean energy credits reflected on your current electricity bill each month. 

Community solar is accessible affordable equitable local easy no-rooftop-needed renter-friendly simple solar.

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Local Project Spotlight:

Oaks Landfill Solar Farm

100% of this farm's energy is allocated to Low- or Moderate-Income Subscribers, providing solar savings for underserved residents in our very own Montgomery County.
  • Former Capped Landfill (Brownfield Site)
  • Local to Neighborhood Sun’s HQ
  • Dedicated 100% to Low- and Moderate-Income residential subscribers 
 



Local Partner Spotlight:

John Hopkins University

JHU partnered with Neighborhood Sun in 2023 to help its community members subscribe to solar and access energy savings as a part of the university's sustainability efforts.
  • 100+ JHU community members enrolled
  • Savings between 10-30%
  • Increased savings available to Low- and Moderate-Income residential subscribers

Shining a light on Community Solar in Maryland

About Community Solar in Maryland

Maryland Chapter: What is Community Solar?

Maryland’s Community Solar Program Can Help You Save

Neighborhood Sun Brings Community Solar To Maryland

Community solar project sets aside capacity to benefit LMI residents

Half of Americans can’t install solar panels. Here’s how they can plug into the sun.

How To Reap The Benefits Of Solar Without Installing Panels

Community Solar Fact Sheet

Cecelia, a Neighborhood Sun subscriber and advocate since 2019, attending a “Green Drinks” event hosted by our community partner Annapolis Green to gather local environmentalists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

During your application, you authorize us to review your historical electrical use. We use the past 12-24 months of your electric history to calculate the average amount of kWh you will need each month. Savings are based on the amount of electricity generated by your portion of the solar farm, not your actual kWh use.

Every month, your share of the solar farm earns you energy credits when it generates power. You’ll pay us (Neighborhood Sun) the discounted rate which will automatically be applied to your monthly electric bill through your normal utility provider. For example, if your average monthly bill is $100 a month, and your solar farm discount is 10% off, you will only pay $90 to us and your electric bill will reflect $100 solar credit, nearly zeroing out your electric bill payment to your utility itself.


You may choose automatic debit from a checking account or a credit card. Unfortunately, we do not offer paper billing or non-automated payments. (Hey, it’s better for the planet!)

The sum of both bills will be less than your old utility bill. Since we charge less for community solar than what your utility charges for default energy (generated by fossil fuels), you’ll see monthly savings.

Your share of energy generated by the community solar is estimated based on your average monthly energy usage, so some months it may be more or less than the energy you actually end up using. Don’t worry if you use less energy than your share provided because your solar credits will roll forward to the next month without any extra effort on your end. Should you have any rollover credits remaining at the end of your contract period, they will be bought out (repaid) by your utility at that time. 

Watch our video here to learn more about how a community solar subscription can help you save money and prevent pollution.

Give us a ring at (888) 606-0054 or email us at [email protected]. You can also use our chat feature in the bottom right corner of the screen.

To view what your community solar credits will look like on your electric bill and where to find them, view the sample bills below for your specific electric utility.

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)

Delmarva Power & Light (DPL)

PEPCO

Potomac Edison

Every month, your share of the solar farm earns you energy credits when it generates power. You’ll pay us (Neighborhood Sun) the discounted rate which will automatically be applied to your monthly electric bill through your normal utility provider. For example, if your average monthly bill is $100 a month, and your solar farm discount is 10% off, you will only pay $90 to us and your electric bill will reflect $100 solar credit, nearly zeroing out your electric bill payment to your utility itself.


You may choose automatic debit from a checking account or a credit card. Unfortunately, we do not offer paper billing or non-automated payments. (Hey, it’s better for the planet!)

The sum of both bills will be less than your old utility bill. Since we charge less for community solar than what your utility charges for default energy (generated by fossil fuels), you’ll see monthly savings.

Your share of energy generated by the community solar is estimated based on your average monthly energy usage, so some months it may be more or less than the energy you actually end up using. Don’t worry if you use less energy than your share provided because your solar credits will roll forward to the next month without any extra effort on your end. Should you have any rollover credits remaining at the end of your contract period, they will be bought out (repaid) by your utility at that time. 

Watch our video here to learn more about how a community solar subscription can help you save money and prevent pollution.

Give us a ring at (888) 606-0054 or email us at [email protected]. You can also use our chat feature in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Get Started

See if there's a solar farm available near you.

Community Solar in Maryland

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Maryland's Community Solar Pilot Began in 2015

Since it began in 2015, Maryland's pilot community solar program has added enough solar capacity to support nearly 100,000 Maryland residents. Learn more about it from Maryland's Public Service Commission.

HB 908 Made Community Solar Permanent in 2023

In May 2023, Maryland passed HB 908 into law to create a permanent community solar program and implement significant improvements learned from the 7-year pilot.

Consolidated Billing Will be Implemented Soon


Consolidated billing was approved with HB 908 and is expected to take effect in 2026. As of 2025, all projects must serve a minimum of 40% low- to middle income subscribers. 

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