top of page
upstate homepage family.jpg

Save 5-10% on Your Electric Costs with Community Solar

  1. You enroll your electric account with Meadow.

  2. Meadow allocates your account to a solar farm.

  3. The utility applies Solar Credits to your electric bills.

How It Works

1

2

3

4

Subscribers

Residents and businesses subscribe to a Meadow solar farm.

Solar Farm

The solar farm sends energy to the utility grid, resulting in Solar Credits.

Utility

The utility applies Solar Credits to subscriber electric bills.

Electric Bills

Subscribers save money each month on every electric bill.

Solar Farm

Subscribers

Utility

Subscriber Electric Bills

Each solar farm supports 500 - 1,000 subscribers. Limited Availability.

Benefits of Enrollment

Simple Savings

Community solar offers everyone the ability to go solar with guaranteed monetary savings:​
  • Save up to 5% - 10% on electric costs
 
  • No equipment to install or maintain​​​
​​
  • Support locally produced, clean energy​
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • No costs to join or cancel

Eligibility

All customers receiving electric service from a participating electric utility are eligible:
 
  • Residents, both homeowners & renters
  • Apartments & multi-family buildings
 
  • Businesses, both large & small
 
  • Farms & non-profits
 
  • Municipalities (towns, counties, schools)

How Do I See My Savings?

Electric Bill Sample

Total Utility Electric Bill

$100

Total Solar Credits

- $100

Solar Credits Earned by Meadow (95%)

$95

Solar Credits You Keep (5%)

-$5

New Amount Due to Utility

Savings from Community Solar (5%)

$95

$5

Click on your electric utility below to see how the Solar Credits are presented on your electric bill.

NYSEG Logo.png

Local Power, Guaranteed Savings

  • Am I eligible to participate?
    Homeowners, renters, non-profits, businesses, municipalities – basically, any utility customer receiving electric service from a participating utility is eligible. The only exclusions are accounts that already participate in rooftop solar or have another community solar subscription. Enrollment is subject to solar farm capacity. Availability is limited.
  • How much can I save?
    You can save up to 5%-10% on your electricity costs per year. There is no scenario where you pay more by participating in community solar. Savings are guaranteed each month.
  • Do I have to install or maintain anything?
    No. There is no equipment to install on your roof or property, and there is nothing for you to maintain.
  • Do I still get power from the utility?
    Yes. Your current electric service will not be interrupted or changed in any way. You will receive the same electric service and monthly bill from the utility as you do now.
  • Where do I see my savings?
    The Solar Credits are applied directly on your electric utility bills. An example of these Solar Credits applied to a utility bill are found on the How it Works page.
  • When will I start to see Solar Credits on my electric bill?
    Generally, customers begin to see Solar Credits on their utility bills within 2 - 3 billing cycles, or 60 - 90 days from enrollment. This is subject to available space on currently operating solar farms or the construction timelines for new solar farms.
  • How Many Solar Credits Will I Recieve?
    When you enroll your electric account, Meadow validates it with the utility and looks up your yearly electricity usage. From there we estimate the future production of the solar farm relative to your average electric usage, and we tell the utility to allocate you a percentage of the solar farm's future production. We continually monitor the solar farm's performance relative to your electric usage and always try to match the two, which results in you savings the most amount of money possible.
  • Can I cancel my subscription?
    Yes. You can choose to cancel your subscription at any time, for any reason, and at no cost. If you are a large commercial customer, please refer to the terms of your specific agreement.
  • I have ESCO supply, can I participate?
    Yes. If you receive your energy supply from an ESCO (Energy Service Company), you can still enroll in community solar. Meadow is not an ESCO, and community solar can co-exist with ESCO supply service.
  • What's the catch?
    There is no catch. Community solar is the simplest way to go solar while saving money on your electric bill. Community solar, which began in 2013, currently serves over 600,000 homes in the U.S. Meadow alone saves its 21,000 customers over $2.1 Million each year.

Schedule a 15 Minute Chat with Meadow

We can walk you through the community solar program, review your electric account, and answer any questions.

bottom of page