Do you pay an Eversource or National Grid electric bill and live in west or central Massachusetts?
If yes, you can get a 15% discount on your bill by signing up for a share of the power generated by a nearby community solar array. That's right. Save money with this solar offering. Guaranteed.
When you sign up, the community solar array will generate power and put it on the Grid. The Utility will then convert the power to a dollar value and credit that amount to your electric bill. You pay Co-op Power 85% of the amount credited to your bill each month. That's how you save 15% off your bill, on average over the course of the year.
During sunny months when the array produces more power, you'll have more money credited to your bill and you'll pay Co-op Power more. If your bill isn't large enough to use the credits that month, the credits will be applied to an upcoming bill when it's not as sunny. Your credits won't expire.
You're not locked in. If you need to cancel or change your subscription agreement, just give Co-op Power six months notice.
Contact Mark Skinder (mark at cooppower.coop, 413-207-7175) or Lynn Benander (lynn at cooppower.coop, 413-552-6446) if you have any questions.
If you're not a member of Co-op Power yet, you can join for $25/year for 10 years to participate in this Community Solar Subscription program
You can also join as a Standard Member if you'd prefer and be eligible for other Member Benefits. Check out your other Membership options here. Let us know if you'd like to upgrade from a Buying Group Membership to a Standard Membership.
Once you click on the Sign Up Button and provide the basic info requested to Co-op Power and Common Good, there are only two other steps in the sign up process:
- Send a picture of your electric bill to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can determine the number of shares needed to cover 90% of your bill over the course of a year. Be sure you send all the pages of your most recent bill.
- We'll send you a Solar Subscription agreement through DocuSign. Please sign it and return it to us with your electronic signature. Here's a sample contract to review. We'll will in all the blanks in the one we send you to sign!
Learn more about Subscription Solar on our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page.
Co-op Power uses the money we collect from all the solar subscription customers to pay the solar company, AP&E, for the cost of installation and for system operations and maintenance. We also get paid for our time coordinating the customers for this program.
After ten years, Co-op Power has the opportunity to purchase the array in order to bring you more benefits.
ABOUT COMMON GOOD
We are using Common Good as our payment processor. They provide this service for free. It's free for you to sign up and free for us to process your payments. You'll be able to use your card with other participating vendors and earn bonus credits based on your transactions. Learn more at www.commongood.earth.