Maryland Community Solar

Potomac Edison/First Energy

We have some great benefits to joining our community solar projects located in Maryland’s major utility territories! 

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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.

Our project available to you!

YOU are a key part of this community solar project

THE ROCKDALE SOLAR PROJECT is nestled in the quaint town of Williamsport, Maryland right where the Potomac River and Conococheague Creek meet. Here, the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was built in 1835 and brought a “boom” of prosperity to the town. Today, the canal is part of the C&O National Historic Park where visitors and locals can bike and walk along the beautiful waterways. The project site itself is family-owned, working farmland. While the land has been used to grow hay and crops in the past, the family is happy to see it given new life as clean energy site.

All of our projects include these great benefits:

Keep your wind contract

Keep your wind contract

If you have wind power through a retail electric supplier, you can still sign up with us! We’ll cover the majority of your electricity needs and the rest will be covered by your wind contract.

No Installation or buy-in fees

No Installation or buy-in fees

This is not rooftop solar! No solar panels are installed on your roof or property, and there are no buy-in fees to subscribe to community solar.

Contract is portable

Contract is portable

If you move from the territory, you can cancel free and clear. If you move within your currently electric territory and still need power, you can take the contract with you!

Get a glimpse of the signup process

  • Submit your bill

    Send a copy of a recent bill to [email protected] for a custom quote

  • View project & subscription info

    Go over your quote as well as project terms and conditions

  • 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.

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