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." 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
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. Demand is rising, and with more developers building solar gardens across the state, our capacity is starting to open up.
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.
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.
More to Learn about Community Solar.
Deciding to “go solar” with community solar will make a big difference, for you as well as your community. There’s a reason it’s growing in popularity – it’s an easy way to lower your utility bills and your carbon footprint. Here are a few other resources: