Note: As of April 18, 2024, Colorado and Minnesota have joined our list of active Think Community Solar Markets.

This page will be a place for you to see where we're doing business, and will be updated to include key information like Active Utilities, Customer Type (Open vs. LMI), Billing Type, and Discount Percentages, as well as links to market-specific training materials.

We also know that questions are bound to arise with any new product or market, so here's some information to help you better communicate with customers who are curious about subscription and billing:

What is my Community Solar “subscription”? Do I pay a monthly fee?
We know that when you hear the word “subscription,” you tend to think of Netflix, the gym, or any other recurring payment you might make. This works differently, as it doesn’t require an upfront cost.   

With community solar, the “subscription fee” is the amount paid to the solar farm on your behalf for the credits you receive, minus the noted discount. (For example, 10% for Open customers in Illinois and 20% for LMI.)  

What are the different types of billing methods? 
Dual Billing (CO, ME, MD, MA, MN, NJ, RI, DC): Dual billing means customers will receive two bills: One from their utility with solar credits, and another from the community solar provider for those credits at a discount.  

  • Utility Bill: After connecting to a designated solar farm, residents receive a utility bill with solar credits applied. Residents are responsible for paying any remaining balance directly to the utility.  
  • Community Solar Bill: Residents also receive a bill from their provider (Arcadia, etc.) for their solar credits, which are offered at a discounted rate.    

Utility Consolidated Billing (UCB) (IL, NY, VA): Through Utility Consolidated Billing (UCB), the community solar program is integrated with residents' existing utility bills, maintaining their usual payment process. 

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We're currently live in:

Colorado | Solar 3
Xcel: Open | Dual Billing | 5% Discount
Colorado: Community Solar Market Expansion Training 

Illinois | Solar 2
Ameren: Open | UCB | 10% Discount
Ameren: LMI | UCB | 20% Discount
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd): Open | UCB | 10% Discount
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd): LMI | UCB | 20% Discount
*These markets were originally opened with 5% and 10% discounts. The change was announced on March 22, but any customers submitted prior to this date will still receive the increased discount.
Illinois: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Maine | Solar 1
CMP: Open | Dual Billing | 10% Discount
CMP: LMI | Dual Billing | Minimum 10% Discount
Versant Bangor Hydro: Open | Dual Billing | 10% Discount
Versant Bangor Hydro: LMI | Dual Billing | Minimum 10% Discount
Maine: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Maryland | Solar 3
Delmarva: Open | Dual | 5% Discount
Delmarva: LMI | Dual | 20% Discount
Pepco: Open | Dual | 5% Discount
Pepco: LMI | Dual | 25% Discount
Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE): Open | Dual | 5% Discount
Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE): LMI | Dual | 25% Discount
Potomac Edison: Open | Dual | 5% Discount
Maryland: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Massachusetts | Solar 3
National Grid: Open | Dual | 10% Discount
NSTAR: Open/LMI | Dual | 10% Discount
WMECO: Open/LMI | Dual | 10% Discount
Massachusetts: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Minnesota | Solar 3
Xcel: Open | Dual | 5% Discount
Minnesota: Community Solar Market Expansion Training 

New Jersey | Solar 3
Jersey Central Power & Light: Open and LMI | Dual Billing | Minimum 20% Discount
PSE&G: Open and LMI | Dual Billing | Minimum 20% Discount
Atlantic City Electric (ACE): Open and LMI | Dual Billing | Minimum 20% Discount

New York | Solar 2
National Grid: Open and LMI | UCB | Minimum 5% Discount
Central Hudson: Open and LMI | UCB | Minimum 5% Discount
NYSEG: Open and LMI | UCB | Minimum 5% Discount
Orange & Rockland: LMI | UCB | Minimum 5% Discount
Rochester Gas & Electric: Open and LMI | UCB | Minimum 5% Discount

Rhode Island | Solar 3
Rhode Island Energy (RIE): Open | Dual | 10% Discount
Rhode Island: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Virginia | Solar 2
Dominion Power: LMI | UCB | 10%
Virginia: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

Washington, DC | Solar 3
Pepco: Open | Dual | 10%
Washington, DC: Community Solar Market Expansion Training

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