CleanChoice Energy launches community solar in Massachusetts

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, launched CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Massachusetts with 3.489 MW of proposed Community Solar capacity. The launch opens hundreds of new subscriber allocations for Bay State residents in the National Grid service area.

CleanChoice Energy Community Solar customers have the opportunity to save up to 10% on their utility bills with no upfront costs while supporting local solar projects. Customers outside of the National Grid service area that want to make the switch to clean energy can sign-up for a Community Solar waiting list or choose one of the company’s other clean energy options.

“We know that Massachusetts residents want to do their part on climate and the environment. Community solar allows people to make an impact by supporting local solar projects and helping reduce carbon emissions,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “CleanChoice Energy Community Solar makes it easy. Bay State residents can sign-up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

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Community Solar offers landowners, farmers, and others the opportunity to receive additional revenue to install solar panels, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents and businesses that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes and to see up to 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.

Earlier this year, CleanChoice Energy released a poll that found more than 83% of Massachusetts residents wanted the freedom to choose clean energy.

CleanChoice Energy has made social responsibility a core value and has provided over $1.9 million in support to more than 50 nonprofit environmental and social impact organizations.

— Solar Builder magazine

Washington D.C. residents get a path to solar energy via CleanChoice Energy community solar portfolio

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, and New Columbia Solar, one of Washington D.C.’s largest solar energy companies, have launched a partnership to bring community solar to residents of the District of Columbia. CleanChoice Energy Community Solar will make 1.825 MW of proposed community solar capacity available, with the overall portfolio being the largest opening of community solar ever in Washington D.C.

“Bringing Community Solar to the District is hugely important. For too long most Washington D.C. residents had no real way to go solar. Community Solar changes that. It means that anyone–including people that live in apartments, or rent, or can’t install their own solar for any reason can still choose solar,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “And it’s easy. People can sign-up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects developed by New Columbia Solar, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes and can see up to a 5% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.

“Today’s launch of nearly 2 megawatts of community solar by CleanChoice Energy and New Columbia Solar shows Mayor Bowser’s dedication to providing the benefits of locally generated solar energy to 100,000 low-income residents,” said Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells. “Community solar opens up the benefits of solar to all residents–including lower energy bills and cleaner air—while creating jobs and renewable energy investment in all eight wards of the District.”

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy is teaming with Swell Energy to launch a residential energy storage program

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Last year, more than 36.7 million people–including 88,000 Marylanders–were affected by 3,526 reported power outages across the country. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean energy products to customers across the country, has partnered with Swell Energy to offer home energy storage batteries to Maryland residents for the first time. Through the partnership, Marylanders can now get clean home energy backup and may be eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000.

“People need reliable backup power now more than ever. Climate change is fueling extreme weather that makes the grid more vulnerable to power outages at the exact time that we all depend on electricity for nearly everything. Marylanders can now have peace of mind knowing their lights will stay on when the power goes out,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Home battery backup makes our homes more resilient, helps move us closer to 100% clean energy, and can make dirty generators obsolete.”

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“This program enables us to offer Maryland CleanChoice Energy consumers a radically simple, cost-effective clean energy and smart home solution,” said Matthew Rising, CRO of Swell Energy.

Swell offers batteries to homeowners as-a-service, and virtually combines the storage capacity across these batteries to provide energy and grid services to its utility and retail electricity partners. Home batteries store energy from the electric grid and provide seamless backup power to run essential items during power outages of up to 12 hours —long enough to get through nine out of 10 utility company power outages.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy is teaming with Swell Energy to launch a residential energy storage program

CleanChoice Energy

Last year, more than 36.7 million people–including 88,000 Marylanders–were affected by 3,526 reported power outages across the country. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean energy products to customers across the country, has partnered with Swell Energy to offer home energy storage batteries to Maryland residents for the first time. Through the partnership, Marylanders can now get clean home energy backup and may be eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000.

“People need reliable backup power now more than ever. Climate change is fueling extreme weather that makes the grid more vulnerable to power outages at the exact time that we all depend on electricity for nearly everything. Marylanders can now have peace of mind knowing their lights will stay on when the power goes out,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Home battery backup makes our homes more resilient, helps move us closer to 100% clean energy, and can make dirty generators obsolete.”

RELATED: Details on CleanChoice Energy’s community solar plan in Maryland

“This program enables us to offer Maryland CleanChoice Energy consumers a radically simple, cost-effective clean energy and smart home solution,” said Matthew Rising, CRO of Swell Energy.

Swell offers batteries to homeowners as-a-service, and virtually combines the storage capacity across these batteries to provide energy and grid services to its utility and retail electricity partners. Home batteries store energy from the electric grid and provide seamless backup power to run essential items during power outages of up to 12 hours —long enough to get through nine out of 10 utility company power outages.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has opened subscriber enrollment for the Corcoran Community Solar Farm in Minnesota. At more than 600 open subscriber allocations, it is one of the largest single residential Community Solar enrollments ever to open in Minnesota, capital of the community solar movement.

Enrollment for the new farm is open to residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Scott, Carver, and Wright Counties. Subscribers can expect to save up to 5% on their utility bills by supporting local solar power.

“Minnesota continues to stand apart as a national Community Solar leader. Opening the Corcoran Solar Farm means that hundreds of more Minnesotans can support solar energy development while saving money on their utility bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community Solar allows Minnesotans to support to clean energy without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

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Corcoran Community Solar Farm subscribers will receive credit on their electric bill for the power generated by the solar panels at the site. CleanChoice’s platform allows customers to sign-up in less than five minutes, and manages ongoing customer engagement–all fully digital and completely online. CleanChoice Energy Community Solar subscribers pay no upfront costs, have no maintenance, and do not need to own their roof—allowing anyone to support local solar even if they rent or do not have a roof suitable for solar panels.

— Solar Builder magazine