Nelnet Customers, Plug Into™ Community Solar

If you’re a student loan customer with Nelnet as your servicer, now you can save on energy costs, support clean energy – and receive a $100 Gift Card.1

Community Solar in Action

A community solar farm, or project, is a collection of solar panels.

The community solar farm supplies clean, renewable energy to your local utility company.

Homeowners, renters, and businesses can sign up for community solar in just minutes. When you sign up, you receive power from National Grid like you do today.

Once your farm starts generating energy, you receive solar credits on your monthly National Grid bill that actually save you money on your energy costs.

See How It Works for You

You already know Nelnet provides exceptional service for your student loans. Now we’re supporting community solar, which brings the benefits of solar power to homeowners, renters, and businesses all over the country. If National Grid is your utility provider, you may be able to sign up for a community solar project – and you’ll even come out ahead financially.

  • 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.2

  • You’ll receive a $100 Gift Card when you use promo code: NelnetLoans.1

Sign-up is easy.

All you need is five minutes and your utility bill.



Enter your ZIP code to see if there are any community solar projects near you. (If not, you can join our waitlist.)



Create your account, confirm you’re eligible, and sign up for your project. Use promo code: NelnetLoans.



When your project starts producing energy, you’ll save on your monthly energy costs and receive your $100 Gift Card. 1

What happens after I sign up?

Once you’re signed up, we’ll keep you in the loop. We’ll let you know how to access your solar dashboard, where you’ll see photos of your project – and track your energy usage, solar credits, and impact on the environment.

Plus, we’ll let you know when your project is going live so you know when your subscription (and your savings) will begin.

How does billing work with community solar?

You may have questions about how your utility bill will be impacted by charges and solar credits – and how those things lead to monthly savings. If you do, check out Community Solar: How the Billing Process Works.

Ready to start saving money with community solar?

Plug Into Service With Nelnet Renewable Energy

Nelnet Renewable Energy

Nelnet Renewable Energy is an affiliate of Nelnet, a purpose-driven company started more than 40 years ago. Our leadership and associates are committed to supporting renewable energy – similar to the way our organization is known for providing exceptional customer experiences in student loan servicing. That’s our promise to you. Here’s how we deliver:

  • You’ll lock in on savings on your monthly energy costs 2 – and always pay less with community solar than if you hadn’t signed up.
  • You’ll have resources like a solar dashboard that provides information about your solar project, energy usage, and impact on the environment.
  • You’ll work with real people who are here to support you and answer your questions.
  • Contracts are flexible. If you change your mind or move, just notify us in advance – there are no fees to cancel.
  • You can count on us to be straight with you. We’ve been around for more than 40 years because we do things the right way.

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Sign Up for Community Solar

Are you ready to save on your monthly energy costs and help the environment? See if you’re eligible to join a community solar project near you.