Plug Into™ Community Solar – It’s Smart for Your Business

Save on monthly energy costs, help the environment, create new revenue, boost sales, retain employees, and more – accessing benefits for your small business is easy.

Community Solar in Action

  • You don’t have to worry about installing solar panels on your rooftop.

  • You don’t even need to own your roof (or have one).

  • You pay no upfront costs, maintenance, or insurance fees.

  • You’ll save up to 10% on your monthly energy costs.1

Ready to Learn More?

Plug Into the Benefits of Community Solar

Community solar offers an easy way for your business to go green while also addressing challenges you face. With community solar, solar energy is produced off-site at the solar project – so you can participate, whether you lease or own your business space. Unlike traditional rooftop solar, there’s no worry about solar panel installation costs or hassle – or recouping your investment in solar panels should you change locations. You just sign up and plug into:


  • No start-up or maintenance costs, or hidden fees.
  • Lock in on savings of up to 10% on your monthly energy costs.1
  • Get a $100 Gift Card2 when you receive your first bill credits.


  • Reduce fossil fuel energy usage with a solar farm.
  • Help fight climate change, reduce pollution, and ease water scarcity.
  • Measure your environmental impact in your community solar dashboard.

Brand Support

  • Studies show green companies attract and retain employees.3
  • Consumers trust and have a more positive image of green companies.3
  • Boost production and job satisfaction among employees.3

Additional Benefits of Partnering With Us

You can boost your brand and add new revenue by referring your employees and customers to local community solar farms. Receive $50 for each person who completes sign-up for community solar using your unique referral code. It’s good for them, it’s good for you – and it’s good for the planet.

New Revenue Stream

When you refer your employees and customers to a local community solar project, they save on monthly energy costs, and you gain new revenue.

Help Others Save Money

Your employees or customers who sign up for community solar are guaranteed to save on their monthly energy costs.

Community Support

By encouraging participation in local solar projects, you help your community progress toward achieving its clean energy goals.

How Partnering With Nelnet Renewable Energy Works

Supporting clean, renewable energy through our creativity, expertise, and resources is what drives us. You too? Let’s work together to explore how we can help further sustainability and create value for you and your employees or customers. We’ll have your referral program up and running quickly.

No Fees. There’s no cost to you or your employees or customers to join community solar projects.

Free Reporting. We’ll provide you with a useful quarterly sustainability impact report.

Referral Revenue. Your referral revenue is paid on a quarterly basis. Looking to do even more? You can donate your referral income to a local cause.

Creative Partnership. Let’s create value that’s meaningful for your organization and its people.

Schedule a Time to Talk

We’re happy to discuss how community solar can help address your business challenges. Reach out for answers to your questions, or to find a community solar project near you.

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Nelnet Renewable Energy

About Nelnet Renewable Energy

Nelnet Renewable Energy is a Nelnet brand. Nelnet is a carbon positive, diversified company established more than 40 years ago – and we’ve expanded to over 8,500 associates in 30 communities across the country.

We at Nelnet Renewable Energy positively impact our environment through tax equity investments in clean renewable energy and by making renewable energy sources available to residents and businesses through subscription management for solar developers.

We also offer opportunities for solar developers, investors – and those interested in starting tax equity investing – as well as higher education institutions that want to convert to solar power.