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Save 10% With Community Solar

  • Receive guaranteed monthly savings on your electric costs.​

  • Open to homeowners, renters, and businesses.

  • No equipment to install or maintain on your roof or property.

  • Simple monthly subscription - start savings money from day 1.

Local Power, Guaranteed Savings

How It Works






Residents and businesses subscribe to a Meadow solar farm.

Solar Farm

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


The utility applies Solar Credits to subscriber electric bills.

Electric Bills

Subscribers save money each month on every electric bill.

Solar Farm



Subscriber Electric Bills

Each solar farm supports approximately 500 subscribers. Limited Availability.

Benefits of Enrollment

Simple Savings

Community solar offers everyone the ability to go solar with guaranteed monetary savings:​
  • Save up to 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


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

How Do I See My Savings?

1) The utility applies Solar Credits to your electric bill, reducing what you pay the utility.

2) Meadow invoices you for the Solar Credits at 90% of the Solar Credit value ($0.90 on the $1.00)​.

3) You retain and realize savings equal to 10% of the Solar Credit value.

Example: If NYSEG/RGE applies $100 worth of Solar Credits to your bill, you pay them $100 less that month. Meadow then sends you a $90 invoice for those Solar Credits. After you pay Meadow, you save $10, or 10% of the value of the Solar Credits.

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Flow of Solar Credits

Total NYSEG / RGE Utility Bill

Solar Credits


- $100

New Amount Due to NYSEG / RGE


Meadow Invoice for Solar Credits



Savings from Community Solar



(Total Solar Credit Value -minus- Meadow Invoice)


The Easiet Way to Go Solar and Save

  • 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 saving 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 25,000 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.

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