To participate in the subscription solar you must be a member of Co-op Power. Click the link below to learn more about the Buying Group membership for subscription solar.
Buying solar can be complicated. Be sure to educate yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page.
We will need a picture or scan of your most recent electric bill. Once we receive your bill and we have confirmation that your Common Good account is set up, we will send you an agreement to review and sign.
For Co-op Power Member Households with a Western Mass Eversource or National Grid electric bill...
Get a 15% discount on your electric bill by signing up to have the Net Metering Credits generated by nearby community solar arrays applied to your bill. When a solar array generates electricity and puts it on the Grid, the Utility assigns each kilowatt hour a net metering credit. If you sign up for this buying group, Co-op Power can assign those credits to your electric bill. For each hundred dollars in credits you earn on your electric bill, you pay Co-op Power eighty-five dollars.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1) You sign up for certain number of shares in the community solar array.
2) At the end of each month, you'll receive a credit on your electric bill that represents your portion of the kilowatt hours produced by the array. (The utility converts kilowatt hours into credits when they're placed on the grid.)
3) You'll pay Co-op Power 85% of the value of your credits through your Common Good account. For each hundred dollars in credits you earn on your electric bill, you pay Co-op Power eighty-five dollars.
ABOUT COMMON GOOD
We are using Common Good (formerly r-Credits) as our payment processor. They provide this service for free. It's free for you to sign up and there are no transaction fees for the Community Solar Shares. Other benefits from Common Good include credits for other purchases and bonus credits based on all your transactions.