Time to use electricity that actually gives back to our communities and protects the environment.
Baltimore’s electricity has been generated at the expense of surrounding community members’ health for decades, damaging local air and water quality by burning trash and fossil fuels for energy.
Thanks to community solar, anyone who pays an electric bill can now tap into the economic and health benefits of supporting local solar projects just by subscribing to get their share of clean energy each month.
Saves You 10% on Your Electricity Costs
Prevents Fossil Fuel Pollution
Provides Local Jobs
Supports Dozens of Local Partner Organizations
What is Community Solar? Think of it like a community garden.
Community solar works much like a community garden: just like you can get a share of land for your garden, you can get a share of a solar farm for your home's electricity. Hundreds of homeowners and apartment renters can tap into the shared electricity from a nearby solar farm at a price 10% lower than BGE's rates--guaranteed.
That means NO solar panels on your roof or property, NO cost to join or cancel, and NO change in your utility company.
Based off of you average electricity usage, we'll reserve a share of the solar energy produced by the solar farm.
Your solar energy is delivered to the local utility grid and then delivered to your home through your normal utility provider.
The solar energy powering your home appears as solar credits on your electricity bill. You then pay for that solar energy at discounted price.
Your Solar Supports Your Community
Meet "Rivers," a 2.8 MW community solar project in the Baltimore Gas & Electric utility territory that is open for electricity subscribers. It is located near Sykesville and affectionately received the name Rivers as a tribute to the many Maryland rivers and tributaries that have helped shape the land and communities we see today.
Frequently Asked Questions
No catch! This is a Maryland State Program and our mission is to make the benefits of solar power available to everyone. There are no fees to join or cancel, no change in how you get your electricity, and no contract or rate surprises—if you don’t like the service, you can cancel at any time.
Your share of the solar farm earns you energy credits when it generates power. You’ll pay us (Neighborhood Sun) the discounted rate which will automatically be applied to your monthly electric bill. For example, if your average monthly bill is $100 a month, your solar farm discount is 10% off that $100. You will now pay only $90 to us and your electric bill will reflect $100 of solar credit, nearly zeroing out your electric bill payment to your utility itself.
Yes! As long as there is a solar farm in your electric utility territory, and you receive a utility bill in your name, you can enroll!
Harnessing energy from the sun is much cheaper than fracking for fossil fuels, and community solar is financially supported by state programs.
You pay Neighborhood sun for the credit applied to your bill at the discounted rate your local solar farm offers. This payment is made about one to two months after you have received your solar energy credits, so you are always ahead of the game and you only pay for what you have already used.
This is 100% local energy – not Pennsylvania, Kentucky, or West Virginia. Your Energy is made HERE and supports green jobs HERE.
Proud to be a Certified B Corp
Since 2016, our company's mission has been to serve our people and the planet by making clean, affordable energy accessible to all– not just the select few. That's why we decided to become a Certified B Corp--a designation to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Plus, it's the statements in Our Manifesto that guide the way as we continue to do what's in everyone's best interest: prevent pollution and forge stronger communities by empowering people through access to clean, affordable energy.
"Excellent service, lowers my energy bill 10%, and supports clean energy! My experience has been great so far. Easy to set it up (via their website). I did a ton of research on this before I signed up, and I personally recommend it." Michael R., Maryland Customer
"I have found Neighborhood Sun to be an easy way to get my electricity at a lower cost and to support the move toward more alternative energy vs fossil fuels." Ned T., Maryland Customer
"Excellent team and such an easy way to save on your energy bill while at the same time getting your power from the sun. No investment in home equipment, no installation on your home and very low risk. I am not sure why everyone hasn't jumped on this incredible opportunity." Peter M., Maryland Customer
"I'm so grateful for Neighborhood Sun which has made it possible for me to switch to 100% solar when it didn't make sense to put panels on my shady roof. Neighborhood Sun staff are a great team and it shows - hard working, clear communicators when following up with questions and issues." Mimi M., Maryland Customer