Community Solar

Community solar offers savings regardless of whether you’re a renter or homeowner. Save money while saving the environment!

Maryland's Community Solar Programs

View your Community Solar options through EnergySage

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CleanChoice Energy

With Community Solar, you'll join a nearby solar farm that produces energy on your behalf. You'll reduce pollution, save on your electricity costs, and support clean energy—all without installing solar panels on your roof.

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Neighborhood Sun

Thanks to community solar, anyone with an electricity bill from a major utility can save money by getting clean energy through the state-supported community solar program.

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Arcadia

Arcadia's technology powers the next generation of climate solutions, giving anyone the tools to act on their environmental impact.

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Common Energy

Common Energy connects individuals to nearby solar and wind projects in minutes.

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Perch Energy

Go solar and save with Perch. No roof required.

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Ampion Energy

Ampion members are matched with a local solar farm and assigned a portion of the energy it produces. That “share” of energy comes back to members in the form of renewable energy credits on their utility bill — reducing or even completely offsetting electricity costs.

A database for community solar projects can be found here.


Community Solar 🌻

Imagine it as a "shared garden." Much like a communal garden where you have a portion of land to cultivate, community solar allows you to secure a portion of a solar farm to power your home. Both homeowners and apartment dwellers can benefit from electricity sourced from a local solar farm, which offers rates that are 5-30% less than standard utility charges—this is a guarantee.

Benefits of Community Solar

ZERO solar panels on your premises
ZERO fees for enrollment or termination
ZERO alterations in your electricity provider

How it Works:

  1. Step 1: Based on your regular energy consumption, the community solar provider allocates a fraction of the solar output from the farm for you.
  2. Step 2: The solar-produced energy is supplied to the local power grid, which then channels it to your home via your regular electricity supplier.
  3. Step 3: Solar credits, corresponding to the solar energy used by your household, show up on your utility bill. You then cover the cost of this solar power at a reduced rate.