Community Solar Gardens

A community solar garden (CSG) is a centralized, shared solar project connected to the energy grid, that provides energy to multiple subscribers. Subscribers get a credit on their electricity bill, and CSG owners reap the rewards of selling energy to their electric utility.

Businesses

Farms

Non-Profits

Homeowners

Businesses

Increase your bottom line by working with NES.

Partner Option

If you have a flat or slanted roof of more than 50K square feet with southern exposure, NES can help you turn that idle asset into a profit center for your business.

Lease Option: NES will lease your roof for a CSG and you increase your bottom line for the next 25 years.

Own-it Option: Depending on your tax liabilities, owning your own community solar garden might be the most financially beneficial way to go solar.  You will receive power at a low rate (set by you) and get paid by subscribers for their use of your power, helping your entire community go green.

Subscriber Option

You can still save by being a CSG subscriber.  You’ll continue to buy electricity from your utility, but as a CSG subscriber you’ll receive a valuable credit on your electricity bill.  As a CSG subscriber you can save money while supporting local solar production in your community.

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Farms

Harvest another crop . . . electricity.
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“Our eyes are on the Sun;
our roots are deep in agriculture.”

Solar energy is a reliable crop for your future.

Partner Option

If you have land or a large roof with southern exposure, you have three options to benefit from a NES-installed CSG.

Lease Option: One NES solution for farmers promises greater income for you than you get with traditional crop leases.  NES will lease your eligible land site of five or more acres for a community solar garden.  Sit back and earn your sunny-money for the next 25 years.

Sale Option: Another option is to sell us your piece of eligible land of five or more acres where we will build a community solar garden.  You’ll make money on the sale and continue to benefit as a preferred subscriber to the system.  Your savings will continue for the next 25 years.

Own It Option: Depending on your tax liabilities, owning your own community solar garden might be the most financially beneficial way to go solar.  You will receive power at a low rate (set by you) and get paid by subscribers for their use of your power.

Whichever option seems right to you, NES will do all the work. We offer a turn-key process that requires nothing from you but your willingness to make and save money. With no investment up front, any one of our offerings is clearly a good investment.

Subscriber Option

Become a CSG subscriber.  You’ll continue to buy electricity from your utility, but as a CSG subscriber you’ll receive a valuable credit on your electricity bill.  As a CSG subscriber you can save money while supporting local solar production in your community.

Get more information on CSG Options for Farms in:

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Non-Profits

Free up more funds to promote your mission by working with NES.

Partner Option

If you have a flat or slanted roof of more than 50K square feet with southern exposure, NES can help you turn that idle asset into a source of funds for your non-profit.

NES will lease your roof for a CSG and your non-profit will earn “Sunny Money” for the next 25 years.

Subscriber Option

Become a CSG subscriber.  You’ll continue to buy electricity from your utility, but as a CSG subscriber you’ll receive a valuable credit on your electricity bill.  As a CSG subscriber you can save money while supporting local solar production in your community.

Get more information on CSG Options for Non-Profits in:

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Homeowners

Going solar has never been easier!

Community Solar Garden Opportunities

Become a CSG subscriber.  You’ll continue to buy electricity from your utility, but as a CSG subscriber you’ll receive a valuable credit on your electricity bill.  As a CSG subscriber you can save money while supporting local solar production in your community.

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