Benefits of Community Solar Plans
Save money on your electric bill
Think Community Solar connects your utility account to a local solar farm that will produce solar credits to lower your electric bill by up to 10% for up to 20 years.
Support local solar projects in your community
Think Community Solar connects your utility account with solar farm that produce clean electricity and create jobs in your local community.
Easy and free enrollment with no long-term commitment
In less than 3 minutes, connect your utility account for free with Think Community Solar without a long-term commitment as you can cancel anytime without paying termination fees.
Signup with confidence with the Think Enrollment Promise
If we have not enrolled your utility account with a community solar farm within twelve months of your signup date, Think Community Solar will send you a $50 cash rebate.
How Community Solar Works
Solar developers build community solar farms that produce renewable energy locally in your state.
The solar power generated by those farms flow to the local electricity grid.
Customers sign up to reserve a portion of the solar credits that are produced by the solar farm through a subscription.
Customers receive a monthly solar credit on their utility for the electricity produced by their subscription and pay a discount of up to 10% on the credits earned for up to 20 years.
How to get started?
Enroll for free in less than 3 minutes!
Reserve your spot.
Sign up for free in only 3 minutes with no long-term commitment or change to your utility service.
Wait to be enrolled in a project.
Once you’ve reserved your spot with Think Community Solar, we will work to match you with a solar project in your local community.
Enjoy savings on your electricity bill.
Once you have been enrolled in a community solar project, you will receive up to 10% discount on your electricity bill for up to 20 years.
A few common questions...
What is community solar?
Community solar farms are built throughout each state enabling multiple people to share the benefits of low cost, local renewable energy.
The clean electricity produced by the solar farm is fed into the electrical grid. Customers enrolled in the community solar farm receive solar credits on their utility bills, reducing what they owe to the utility each month.
Who can sign up for community solar?
If you pay an electric bill and live in a state with a community solar program, then you should be eligible to sign up for community solar. It doesn’t matter whether you rent or own your home or apartment.
Why sign up for community solar today?
Space is limited as each community solar farm can support a specific number of customers. Sign up today to reserve your spot for up to 10% discount on your electric bill for up to 20 years.
Do I need to install solar panels on my home to participate in community solar?
No. Solar farms are built throughout the state and you simply get to subscribe for free with no long-term commitment and enjoy the benefits of local renewable energy savings for up to 20 years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once your community solar farm goes live, each month, you will receive a credit reducing the amount you owe on your electric bill.
In New York and Virginia, the utility consolidates your community solar bill much like they do for third party supply.
In other states, you will receive solar credits that reduce your monthly utility bill. Shortly thereafter, you pay Think Community Solar for the value of the solar credits received minus the subscription discount of up to 10%. Think Community Solar will notify you of this transaction in advance of an auto payment taking place a few days later.
We will work to connect you with a community solar project as soon as possible, however the timeline for connection will depend on your utility and availability of projects. As we can’t guarantee the timing or availability of a community solar project in your area, we offer the Think Enrollment Promise to provide you with confidence that we will enroll you in a project within 12 months of signing up.
The Think Enrollment Promise commits Think Community Solar to enroll your electric utility account into a local community solar farm within 12 months of signing up, or we’ll pay you a $50 cash rebate.
To claim your $50 cash rebate, you must email email@example.com within 90 days of your first anniversary after signing up. Our customer care team will confirm your eligibility and, if we have not fulfilled our promise to enroll you within 12 months, we’ll send you a $50 cash rebate.
Community solar farms take time to build in our communities, and they’re in high demand. Once we’ve enrolled your electric utility account into a solar farm, it may still take a few months for the project to begin generating clean energy and savings on your electric bill. We will continue to update you on the timing for clean energy generation and your first month of savings.
No. Think Community Solar will notify your utility of your enrollment into one of our community solar farms. It may take several months from the time you sign up to the time that the solar farm is turned on. We will keep you updated on the status of your local solar farm and the first month of expected electric utility savings along the way.
We want you to receive the full benefits of this program. For that reason, if we notice the amount of production we’ve reserved for you is significantly lower than your monthly electric usage, we may update your account to increase the value of your subscription. This change will not cost you anything and will provide you with even more savings. If we notice you aren’t using as much electricity as we expected, we may lower your subscription to make sure we aren’t reserving too much of the solar array for your household.
Think Energy and Think Community Solar are affiliates.
Think Energy is a licensed retail electric supplier providing 100% clean electricity to its customers on long-term competitive fixed rates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. The Think Energy’s mission is to make clean energy simple, easy and affordable for everyone.
Think Community Solar, an affiliate of Think Energy, is focused on connecting mass market energy customers to local community solar farms. Think Community Solar subscriptions provide long term electricity savings to our customers while supporting the development of local solar farms, nationwide.
100%! Community solar farms are built locally on your utility grid, clean energy is sent back to the utility, and your community becomes less dependent on fossil fuel generation. Your commitment to savings literally greens the lines around your streets.
The typical Think Community Solar customer reduces its community footprint by between 6,000 to 15,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually. That adds up to 120,000-300,000 pounds of carbon emissions over the lifetime of the average project per customer!
In New York and Virginia, the utility consolidates your community solar bill much like they do for third party supply. In most states, you will receive solar credits that reduce your monthly utility bill. Shortly thereafter, you pay Think Energy for the value of the solar credits received minus the subscription discount. Think Energy will notify you of this transaction in advance of an autopayment taking place a few days later.
Yes, you must pay any amount that remains due on your monthly utility invoice. Each month your discounted solar credits will reduce how much you owe to the utility. In the summer months the solar credits may exceed the amount you owe to the utility, creating a $0 utility balance and credits are rolled forward for future use and savings. In other months solar credits may not cover all of your utility bill and the balance must be paid to the utility.
If your new residence is within the same utility service territory, we will simply update your subscription with the new address and account number to maintain your community solar subscription. If you are moving outside of your current utility service territory, then we will cancel your membership and notify when we have any future projects in your new community.
Under the Maine Net Energy Billing (NEB) kWh program solar credits are equal to the supply + transmission + distribution kWh rate. Standard offer utility supply customers see a solar credit value equal to the standard offer utility supply + transmission + distribution kWh rate. Think Energy supply customers see a solar credit value equal to the Think Energy Supply + transmission + distribution kWh rate.