Community Solar Farms
Nelnet Renewable Energy has several community solar farms with available subscriptions across New York. Learn more about the available farms in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Community solar isn’t complicated, and it’s easy to sign up for – but it may be new to you. We’ve got answers to commonly asked questions here.
We partner with community solar developers and help them find subscribers for their projects – residents and small business owners like you who want to support renewable energy but didn’t have that as an option before. We connect you with a local community solar project that delivers renewable energy to your power grid and, once you’re a subscriber, work with your utility provider to make sure you receive solar credits that lead to energy savings. As a Nelnet company, we offer you the same exceptional customer service and streamlined payment processing we’ve applied to a wide range of businesses.
To find out if you’re eligible, we ask you to enter your ZIP code, county, and utility provider to see if there’s an available project near you. If there is, we begin collecting basic information to set up your community solar account. You activate your account by validating an email we send you, and then you create an account password. We also ask you to provide your estimated average monthly utility usage (or you can log into your utility account instead), and then select your plan. Next, we do a soft credit check, which doesn’t affect your credit score – we promise. Lastly, you set up your preferred method of payment. It all takes just a few minutes.
Community solar projects help save the environment because the energy they generate does not produce greenhouse gases or contribute to air or water pollution. By using solar energy to replace or reduce use of other, less environmentally friendly energy sources, we can have a positive effect on our world. Once you subscribe to a project with Nelnet Renewable Energy, your community solar dashboard shows the solar energy generated, and the environmental impact, of your project – so you can see the difference you’re making!