Community solar is available in Rhode Island!

As a renter or homeowner, you can subscribe to a local community solar project and save on your monthly electric bill. There is nothing to install and no cost to you when you sign up today or any day!

Community solar is available in Rhode Island!

As a renter or homeowner, you can subscribe to a local community solar project and save on your monthly electric bill. There is nothing to install and no cost to you when you sign up today or any day!

What is community solar?

Community solar was established by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources in 2019. This program enables virtually anyone in Rhode Island to support clean energy for free, lower emissions in their community, and receive savings each month on their electricity.

Watch our 1 minute introductory video on how community solar works.

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Joining a solar project:

01 - Check availability
Use your zip code and utility to see if we have a clean energy project in your area with open enrollment.
02 - Connect your utility
Using your utility account information, we will connect your existing account to a new clean energy project.
03 - Payment information
Your connection to the grid will remain the same, but you will receive clean energy credits and pay your utility through Common Energy at a lower cost.
04 - Savings & impact
Each month we will share with you a Statement of Savings. This statement will show your original bill, your electricity savings, and your positive environmental impact.

Over 15,000 customers are benefiting from their local community solar program

"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

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Take two minutes to sign up for Community Solar and save 5-15% on your monthly electric bill and help lower emissions in your community.