Maryland Community Solar

Community Solar in Maryland.

Learn how hundreds of your neighbors are supporting the environment while saving up to 5% from utility bill credits.

Residential Offers

Maryland Shared Solar - Residential Offers
  1. PEPCO (MD)

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    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: PEPCO (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  2. Delmarva Power (MD)

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    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: Delmarva Power (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  3. Potomac Edison (MD)

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    5.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: Potomac Edison (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  4. Fast-Selling

    BGE Electric (MD)

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    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: BGE Electric (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

Commercial Offers

Maryland Shared Solar - Commercial Offers
  1. PEPCO (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    At 1000 kWH
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:10 Years
    Cancellation:Cancellation fee varies based on subscription
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: PEPCO (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  2. Fast-Selling

    BGE Electric (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    At 1000 kWH
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:10 Years
    Cancellation:Cancellation fee varies based on subscription
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: BGE Electric (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

So, How Does It Work?

Community solar enables all utility customer to access the benefits of solar:

  • Distributed solar facilities generate clean, renewable electricity
  • No roof required, renters and homeowners can participate without installing any solar panels
  • Utilities administer the community solar program, but solar facilities are built and operated by third party companies
  • Solar energy can contribute towards Maryland’s renewable energy goals

What Are The Benefits?

There are several ways customers can benefit from community solar:

  • subscribe to the community solar facility
  • receive bill credits from the power produced
  • support clean energy and save money
  • pay a lower amount on your electric bill

Interested In Seeing How Much You Could Save?

What About The Downsides?

Sure, like anything, there are some downsides and risks to community solar in Maryland:

  • The developer owns the project, not you, so the developer gets the tax benefits
  • The developer receives the renewable energy credits created by the solar facility
  • You do not get to show off a rooftop system on your home

How Do I Sign Up?

Signing up is easy! Simply provide us with your electric account info for the offer of your choice:

  • Click on an offer below & submit your info
  • We will contact you immediately with a link you can use to enroll electronically
  • The community solar contract summary and subscription contract will explain the terms for your subscription
  • When you sign, you’ll be enrolled with an available community solar project or added to a waitlist for an upcoming project
  • first-come-first-served basis and a project may not be available immediately. If there is not an available project, you will be added to the waitlist for an upcoming project

Residential Offers

Maryland Shared Solar - Residential Offers
  1. PEPCO (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: PEPCO (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  2. Delmarva Power (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: Delmarva Power (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  3. Potomac Edison (MD)

    View Plan Details

    5.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: Potomac Edison (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  4. Fast-Selling

    BGE Electric (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:25 Years
    Cancellation:Cancel your subscription at anytime without penalty
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: BGE Electric (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

Commercial Offers

Maryland Shared Solar - Commercial Offers
  1. PEPCO (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    At 1000 kWH
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:10 Years
    Cancellation:Cancellation fee varies based on subscription
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: PEPCO (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

  2. Fast-Selling

    BGE Electric (MD)

    View Plan Details

    534.00 ¢

    PER
    At 1000 kWH
    5 %

    discount off utility bill credits

    Get a Quote OR CALL 800-225-3813
    Product: Community Solar Subscription
    Subscription Price:5% discount off utility bill credits
    Term:10 Years
    Cancellation:Cancellation fee varies based on subscription
    Community Solar Provider:Arcadia Power, Inc.
    Utility Service Territory: BGE Electric (MD)
    Start: As early as September 2022, subject to availability.
    Disclosure: The subscription price quoted does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or other utility fee or charge.
    About Arcadia Power, Inc.:

    At Arcadia, we’re building technology to connect you with a local solar farm so you can get all the benefits of solar with none of the hassle.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Signing up for communtiy solar in MD is simple and striaghtforward.

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What's The Deal With Community Solar Anyway?

In Maryland, things like cost, space, and sunlight may have stopped you from installing solar panels on your home in the past. But because of recent state incentives for community solar, none of those are required. Finally, you and your neighbors can support the environment while saving money on your utility bills!

 

Community solar projects are unique in that developers commit to building large solar farms in Maryland to help generate renewable power. Customers in Maryland can elect to subscribe to the community solar project and receive credits for their subscription on their utility bills. Yes, it’s that simple! Enroll to participate in a community solar project near you and save up to 5% discount off your bill credit rate, saving you money each month on your utility bill!

Is There A Catch?
Each project has limited space, so all customers are treated on a first-come-first-served basis!

Community Solar FAQ.

There are several benefits to the consumer including:

  • decreased utility bill due to solar credits
  • ability to support green energy without having to install rooftop solar
  • simple way to support local environmental projects
  • no early cancellation fees

Yes! In Maryland, community solar is often referred to as shared solar. Both terms are interchangeable as they represent the same concept.

  • In Maryland, subscriptions are generally structured so that you pay a discounted price for the community solar credits that you receive. For example, if your subscription is priced at a 5% discount off the bill credit, that translates into savings on your utility bill when those bill credits are applied. While the credit rate varies over time, with a subscription price indexed to the bill credit rate, you are always saving 5% on the bill credit rate each month. The specific pricing terms will be disclosed in the subscription contract, so be sure to review those details carefully before signing. 

 

  • Regarding subscription pricing, remember that:
      • Subscription prices are for community solar subscriptions only and do not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or any other fee or charge.
      • Community solar subscription pricing is not regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission.

In Maryland, we work with Arcadia to offer community solar. When you enroll, Arcadia will take over your electric billing. Do not worry, you still have full transparency into your bills and statements. When you sign up, here’s what happens:

  1. Arcadia Power will begin paying your electric bill to the utility. 
  2. They will, in turn, send you a bill with your community solar credit applied.

For example, let’s assume your bill credit is 5% off your bill credit rate and your bill credit rate of $300 offsets your total utility bill of $300:

  • Your utility will apply $300 of bill credits for your community solar subscription
  • If there is any balance due, Arcadia will pay your utility balance
  • Arcadia will then send you a bill for $285 (which includes your 5% bill credit rate discount of $15) plus any charges that were not paid with the bill credits
  • You saved $15 this month, and you will continue to save money each month that you continue with your community solar subscription

We know what you’re thinking. In fact, before we began recommending community solar to our energy customers, we thought the same thing! After thorough research, we came to learn of the legitimacy of community solar projects all across the United States. Here are some resources from Maryland government and utility websites so you can do your own research:

Yes! Since each solar farm project has limited space, the developers only enroll a set number of customers to meet the total electricity needed.

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