Get Community Solar for Your House or Condo.

Homeowners Can Pay Less for Electricity. No Rooftop Required.

Is Community Solar for You?

Installing a solar power system at your home is no longer the only option to "go solar" and support this renewable energy source. Community, or shared, solar may be a good alternative if:

  • You’d like to “go solar,” but your home’s rooftop faces the wrong way or has too much shade
  • You’re a condo in a large building and want to support solar power
  • You’re concerned about how solar panels would look on your roof, the number of shade trees you might have to cut down or any additional around-the-house maintenance

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What You Should Know About Community Solar.

Community solar is available to any National Grid or Eversource ratepayer who is a homeowner in Massachusetts. You don’t need a rooftop where photovoltaic panels would be installed. That’s because community solar is a maintenance-free managed service, with a remotely located solar array, sometimes referred to as a garden.

How it Works: With community solar, you'll buy solar net metering credits representative of the power produced by the solar array to offset some of your electric bill. Since the credits are purchased at a special discounted rate, you'll automatically save on your utility bills. And don’t worry about any repairs or maintenance; the developer takes care of that. We're taking reservations now with no upfront investment.

(Need more reasons to "go solar" without the rooftop panels? Find out three other key benefits of community solar.)

Community Solar and the Next Step Living Difference.

We are continuously expanding our whole-home approach to energy efficiency and encouraging the use of renewable energy to make it easier for people to live more sustainably. Now, we’re the first mass-market provider of community solar in Massachusetts. 

Ready to get started? You have two options. You can schedule a call with a community solar advisor, who will share more benefits and answer any questions you might have. Or, you can reserve your spot “in line” for community solar. Once a garden opens up, we’ll alert you. There's no upfront investment required. 

Call Next Step Living for a home energy assessment 866-867-8729  Schedule a Next Step Living home energy assessment online

The Impact of Community Solar.

Deciding to “go solar” with community solar will make a big difference, for you as well as your community.

  • You will be supporting the growth of clean energy in Massachusetts. 
  • Community solar democratizes solar power by expanding access to this renewable energy for the estimated 80 percent of Massachusetts residents who would like to go solar but can’t.
  • It helps prevent carbon emissions and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels while diversifying our collective energy portfolio.