Support a local clean energy project and save

Pay less for your electricity and lower emissions by joining a free community solar project.

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Set your average monthly electricity bill to calculate your savings and impact

How much do you spend each month on your electricity?

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$400

Clean energy you enable
850 kWh
Carbon emissions you prevent
450 lbs
Equivalent trees planted
450
Estimated monthly savings*
$15
Your New Electricity Bill
Original bill
$
150
SAVINGS
-
$10
New total
$140
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* Savings based on average rates across the U.S.
To see savings for your location, click “Check Availability” and enter your zip code. 

What Is Community Solar?

Community solar is a new state program that enables homeowners and renters to support a local clean energy project and receive savings every month on their electricity bill.
Here's how it works:

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Energy from the sun is converted into clean electricity by the community solar farm.

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This clean electricity is connected to the utility, replacing fossil fuels and lowering emissions in the community.

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Electricity flows as normal from your utility through the broader electrical grid to your home.

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Everyone who signs up supports new clean energy and receives savings every month on their electricity bill!

Our Projects

Common Energy works with developers to build and connect new community solar projects. Our projects prevent millions of pounds of carbon emissions every year. We have over 40 projects across the country. See if we have one in your area!

Godfrey

Serving: Greater Boston (Eversource East)

Location: Carver, MA

Current Members: 356

Annual Clean Energy: 3.9 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 1.4 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 17.738

Pittman

Serving: Western Maryland (Potomac Edison)

Location: Hancock, MD

Current Members: 284

Annual Clean Energy: 4.1 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 1.6 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 18.811

Queen Anne Bridge

Serving: Greater Baltimore (BG&E)

Location: Bowie, MD

Current Members: 355

Annual Clean Energy: 4 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 1.5 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 18.292

East Fishkill

Serving: NY Hudson Valley (CHGE)

Location: Hopewell Junction, NY

Current Members: 299

Annual Clean Energy: 3.7 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 1.4 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 17.062

Mecklenburg

Serving: Greater New York (NYSEG)

Location: Mecklenburg, NY

Current Members: 398

Annual Clean Energy: 3 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 1.2 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 13.785

Sugar Hill

Serving: Greater New York (National Grid)

Location: Rexford, NY

Current Members: 518

Annual Clean Energy: 8.6 million kWh

Annual CO2 Prevented: 3.3 million lbs

Equivalent Trees Planted: 39.336

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Every Subscriber Drives Positive Change

By joining Common Energy you are helping to connect more clean energy to the electrical grid and lower pollution for everyone

"I really believe in decreasing our carbon footprint and this is the easiest way to sign up for solar energy. You literally sign-up and all of a sudden you are getting your energy from local solar farms and you are saving money."
Ken Young
, Owner Emack & Bolio’s
"Signing up for Common Energy is a great way to help the environment and save money. Who can argue with it? I’d love it if more and more people signed up for Common Energy."
Louise Bliss
, Homeowner
"I feel it is important to get involved with Common Energy because we’re not just saving money, we’re saving energy."
Joe Keneally
, Owner, Clay Ponds Farm

In The Press

"We are pleased to be part of this important project that brings real economic and environmental benefits to the entire community,” Richard Keiser, CEO of Common Energy

Solarbuilder, clifton Park, NY

"The [Rockdale, MD solar] project is offering a 10 percent discount to residential electric rates as one-year subscriptions with the option to renew annually or cancel without cost."

Frederick news post, frederick, MD

"Through the partnership, New York State residents can sign up for a 10% discount on their electricity rate for up to 20 years at no cost."

WJEN, horseheads, ny

"I think one of the most important things that we want to do is partner with organizations like Common Energy to try to get the benefits of this to the community, so that residents can save money."

the leader, corning, Ny

"Through [the] NY Community Solar Partnership with Common Energy, Capital Region homeowners and renters can add solar energy to their existing National Grid account, save 10 percent on electricity and lower emissions in their community."

Greentech media, capital region, NY

"Community solar farms allow utility customers to dedicate a portion of their bill to getting power from the projects, saving the average customer about 10 percent on their monthly bill."

times union, albany, NY

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