Plug Into™ Community Solar

As a Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce organization, you can help the environment – plus save on monthly energy costs, create new revenue, boost sales, and more.

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

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Plug Into the Benefits of Community Solar

Community solar offers an easy way for you to go green with your business and at home, while also addressing challenges you face. With community solar, solar energy is produced off-site at the solar farm – so you can participate, whether you lease or own your office space or home. 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. 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

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

Additional Benefits of Partnering With Us

You can 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 Rensselaer County 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.

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

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

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.

2: Nelnet Renewable Energy and its promotions are not affiliated with or sponsored or endorsed by Inc. Gift Cards (“GCs”) only redeemable toward eligible goods, services on or its affiliates and cannot be redeemed for purchase of other gift cards. Except as required by law, GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. To be eligible for this promotion, the potential recipient must become a subscriber of a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project. The potential recipient must use code “rensselaer” when signing up for community solar services at If the potential recipient becomes a subscriber, they will receive a $100 Gift Card via email once they begin receiving bill credits. Limit of one Gift Card per household. This promotion is available until 12/31/22. Restrictions apply, see