Plug Into Community Solar

Sign up now to save on your electricity costs, support clean energy, help Homer become a more sustainable community – and receive a $100 Gift Card.*1
*Restrictions apply, see

Village of Homer New York, Established 1791

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 the same utility you use today.

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

See How Community Solar Works for You

Community solar brings the benefits of solar power to homeowners, renters, and businesses all over the country. You can support your community by going green with the Village of Homer. Just sign up for community solar – 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.

  • You’ll save up to 10% on your monthly electricity costs.2

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

  • You’ll receive a $100 Gift Card when you sign up using promo code: SolarizeHomer.*1
    *Restrictions apply, see

  • Nelnet Renewable Energy contributes $100 to the Village of Homer to fund beautification and sustainability programs when you sign up using promo code: SolarizeHomer1

Sign-up is easy.

All you need is a few minutes and your utility bill.



Enter your ZIP code and average monthly power cost. Select one of these projects: Cortland Virgil Solar, McLean 2 Solar, or Route 13 Solar.



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



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

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 electricity 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?

After you sign up, we’ll link your utility account and your solar account so that you’ll start getting solar credits for your participation in community solar.

  • Your first community solar credits will start appearing on your monthly utility bill somewhere between 45 and 60 days after your farm starts producing energy, depending on billing cycles. Your community solar credits are applied (at full value) directly to your monthly electricity costs, reducing the cost of your monthly electricity bill.
  • As a subscription fee, you pay for solar credits (at a discounted rate) on your Nelnet Renewable Energy bill, resulting in savings of up to 10% on your monthly electricity costs.2
  • You won’t be charged for your discounted solar credits until after you receive those credits on your utility bill. In most cases, your first solar invoice will be generated approximately 45 days after your first solar credits are applied to your utility bill.
  • Adding payment information to your Nelnet Renewable Energy account is a breeze, whether through your bank account or a preferred credit card. Charges will appear as “Nelnet Energy” on your bank or card statement. Setting up auto-pay makes this billing process easy so you don’t have to think about it again – and it’s simple to add a new payment method later, if needed.
Graphic explaining the community solar billing process

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 sign up and help solarize Homer?

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 – and our organization is known for providing exceptional customer experiences. That’s our promise to you. Here’s how we deliver:

  • You’ll lock in on savings on your monthly electricity costs2 – 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, electricity 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.

1: 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 one of these Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar projects: Cortland Virgil Solar, McLean 2 Solar, or Route 13 Solar. The potential recipient must use code “SOLARIZEHOMER” when signing up for community solar services at After the potential recipient becomes a subscriber and pays their first invoice or utility bill for the solar credits received, they will receive a $100 Gift Card via email. Limit of one Gift Card per household. Please visit for details. Once the potential recipient becomes a subscriber and begins receiving bill credits, Nelnet Renewable Energy will contribute $100 to the Village of Homer to be split between the Homer Beautification Committee and the Village of Homer Green Team project fund. This promotion is available until 12/31/22. Additional Restrictions & Terms and Conditions apply.

2: As 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

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