Share the News About Community Solar

As a Nelnet employee, you can refer your Colorado friends and family to community solar from Nelnet Renewable Energy so they can enjoy the program’s savings and environmental benefits. When you participate in the referral program, you can earn rewards for each person who signs up.

Benefits of Sharing Community Solar With Others

Community solar subscribers support the use of clean, renewable energy in Colorado – and they also enjoy these benefits:

  • Saving up to 10% on their annual energy costs.1

  • Receiving a $100 bill credit with sign-up.2*

  • Paying no upfront costs or maintenance fees.

  • Going solar from anywhere, without solar panel installation.

*Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the bill credits apply.

When you refer friends and family to community solar, you help your friends and family save, support the growth of renewable energy, and earn rewards for every referral who successfully signs up. You don’t even need to be a community solar subscriber to earn referral rewards.

How are you rewarded for referring people to community solar?

When a person you refer to community solar becomes a subscriber and makes their first bill payment, you earn a reward. There are no limits to the number of people you can refer and the rewards you can earn!

Your referral reward is determined by your subscriber status.

  • If you or your family are community solar subscribers, you’ll receive a $50 bill credit for each successful referral.3*

  • If you’re not a community solar subscriber or you’re ineligible to become a subscriber, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card for each successful referral.4**

  • Regardless of your subscriber status, your referral will receive a $100 bill credit for signing up.5*

*Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the bill credit apply.**Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the Amazon.com Gift Card apply.

How Our Referral Process Works

Refer friends and family members to sign up for one of our community solar gardens.

If you’re subscribed, provide them with the email address associated with your community solar account and make sure they enter that in the Promo Code field during sign-up.

If you’re not subscribed, provide them with your Nelnet email address and make sure they enter that in the Promo Code field during sign-up.

Once the new subscriber’s solar project starts generating power, they receive solar credits and make their first payment. Then you’ll each receive your rewards.

There’s no limit to the number of friends and family members you can refer.

Not sure your friends and family understand how community solar works and why it benefits them? Read on for how to explain it.

Plug Into™ the Benefits of Community Solar

A community solar project is a collection of solar panels that uses the sun to generate electricity that is distributed through the power grid. Homeowners and renters can sign up to support a portion of the energy generated by the project – and enjoy energy savings.1

1As a community solar subscriber, you can expect to see savings of up to 10% on your electricity costs. For more on how cost savings are determined, see savings disclaimer.

2To qualify for this bill credit offer, the Subscriber must use CIRCLEN in the promo code during sign-up. A $100 bill credit will be applied to the Subscriber’s Nelnet Renewable Energy account. This offer is valid through 12/31/23. Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the $100 bill credit apply.

3A Nelnet employee who is subscribed to a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project and who refers others to community solar will receive a $50 bill credit. The referee must complete the sign-up process using the email address associated with the referrer’s community solar account in the promo code field. Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the bill credit apply.

4A Nelnet employee who is not subscribed to a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project and who refers others to community solar will receive a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card. The referee must complete the sign-up process using the referrer’s Nelnet email address in the promo code field. Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the $50 Amazon.com Gift Card apply.

5To qualify for this bill credit offer, the Subscriber must enter the email address provided by the Nelnet employee who referred them in the promo code during sign-up. A $100 bill credit will be applied to the Subscriber’s Nelnet Renewable Energy account. This offer is valid through 12/31/23. Certain limitations and restrictions on receiving the $100 bill credit apply.

Nelnet Renewable Energy is in no way affiliated with the State of Colorado.

Solar is acknowledged by the U.S. Energy Department as one of several clean energy technologies, along with wind, water, geothermal, bioenergy, and nuclear.

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