Make a positive impact in your community and in the world

The Impact Team at Common Energy is a collective of young people working together to promote clean energy and connect households to local community solar projects across New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine and Minnesota.

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Benefits of Joining Common Energy's Impact Team

Work from home on
your own schedule

Lower emissions
in your community

Help your friends and family
save money, guaranteed

Earn $ while fighting climate change

Become an expert
in clean energy

Join an award-winning
company and Team

What is Community Solar?

Community solar is a new state program passed in several states that enables virtually anyone to support clean energy for free, and receive guaranteed savings on their electricity each month.

Instead of installing solar panels on your home, you can now sign up to support a new, local solar project through your existing utility account. Energy from the solar project has first priority to the grid, lower emissions in your community. In addition, everyone who signs up receives savings each month. It’s a triple win: for you, the community and the environment.

Common Energy have signed up over 5,000 households across the country and we need your help to reach more!

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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.

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

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

How it works

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You Apply & Interview

You apply online and then will be interviewed to become a Community Energy Advocate.
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We Train And Coach You

You complete our online training program and receive regular coaching that makes you an expert in community solar, the fastest growing segment of the US energy sector!
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savings with clean energy
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You Get The Word Out

You sign up your family, friends and neighbors in Common Energy’s guaranteed savings program through a personalized website we provide you.

Enjoy The Impact & Earnings!

Everyone you sign up saves on their electricity bill and lowers emissions in their community.
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Community Energy Advocates Drive Positive Change

"Common Energy has enabled me to connect with so many people from my past and take a concrete action to help the environment!"
Andrew B.
University of Edinburgh, 2021
"Education is so important when it comes to this work, and that’s what we’re doing here at common energy. Showing people the beauty of this Earth while showing them the beauty in themselves they have to help protect it.”
Kira L.
Loyola University 2022
“I am very grateful to have the chance to educate people about community solar and the carbon emissions they can prevent with Common Energy!”
Bethany C.
Union College 2022
“I hope to use my education and experience to work towards environmental and climate justice efforts in the future. I am excited to work with Common Energy as it is an opportunity to create tangible change and bring good to communities.”
Jaanvi S.
Colgate University 2021
“I really appreciate work that is community focused and engaging, and I have to admit cutting carbon emissions is quite the bonus! I feel really lucky to be a part of the Common Energy team and look forward to the impact we are going to make.”
Karianne C.
Bard College 2021
"I believe that climate change is the defining challenge of the 21st century, and I am excited to help people live more sustainably."
Natalie L.
Loyola University of Maryland 2020
"I believe that the climate crisis is the single biggest issue of our generation and I am excited to be working with the team at Common Energy to provide people with a simple way to contribute to the fight against it."
Maya M.
Northeastern University, 2022

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

FAQ's

Who is Common Energy?

Nice to meet you, we're Common Energy! With over 5,000 customers, Common Energy is one of the leading community solar providers in the country. We work exclusively with government programs that provide guaranteed savings to our customers. The clean energy projects we enable replace fossil fuels, lowering emissions in communities. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible, and help the United States transition quickly to renewable energy!

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How do our customers lower emissions?

Common Energy’s customers directly support new clean energy projects. These projects have first priority to the electrical grid so each kilowatt
hour (kWh) of energy they produce directly replaces energy from fossil fuels. On average each of our customers prevents 6,000 pounds of carbon emissions every year, and 120,000 pounds of carbon emissions over the lifetime of the project.

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What is Common Energy’s Impact Team?

We are a collective of students and young professionals connecting more clean energy to the electrical grid. Our goal is to mobilize individuals to sign up for local community solar projects that prevent carbon emissions and save money. Our program is grounded in the principles of equity, empowerment, and mitigating climate change through clean energy!

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How do our customers save money?

Each customer you enroll will receive clean energy credits from a local solar project. These credits lower their electricity bill. Instead of paying their utility each month, they will pay Common Energy a new, lower amount.

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What will I do?

You will become an expert in community energy—don’t worry, we will teach you!—and
reach out to your personal and professional contacts to sign them up for a free, local
community solar project. Everyone who enrolls lowers emissions and saves money.

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Does it cost anything to join the Team?

No! Signing up and participating in Common Energy’s Impact
Team is completely free (we actually pay you!).

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Do I need to be a Common Energy customer?

If you or your family pays an electricity bill we would love it if you enrolled in Common Energy yourself, and if you do, you too will receive guaranteed savings, but you are not required to be a Common Energy customer to join the Team.

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What do I need to do to get started?

Simply fill out the form below to get started. We’ll reach out to the email provided with next steps.

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How much will I be paid?

You will receive a guaranteed rate for every appointment you attend, regardless of the outcome. In addition, you will also earn Impact Bonuses for everyone you enroll. These can be in the form of cash, scholarships, loan forgiveness and/or donations to approved non-profits!

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Have more questions?

Contact Maya at onboarding@commonenergy.us. We will be happy to reply!

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Make a positive impact in your community and earn with Common Energy

We are currently hiring in New York (Buffalo, Syracuse, Capital Region and Hudson Valley), Massachusetts (Boston, the greater Boston region, and Cambridge), Illinois (Chicago and the greater Chicago region), Minnesota and Maine.
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