What's the difference between Groundswell and an energy supplier?

Groundswell is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is based in Washington, D.C. We work to help make solar energy equitably accessible to everyone in the communities we serve.

We develop community solar projects and subscriber management programs that connect solar power with economic empowerment for marginalized communities. We believe that clean energy is a necessity, not a luxury. We’re all in this together, and we can’t afford to leave our neighbors behind.

Launched in November 2015, Groundswell’s community solar programs enable neighbors to share power, cutting electricity bills in half for Low to Moderate-Income households. We are active in the market now and currently have more than 3 MW of projects in development in the DC and Maryland area, 250 kW in Hawaii, 50 MW in rural Georgia, and we have secured a pipeline of more than 9 MW in Illinois. 

Additionally, we have implemented education-focused demonstration projects in Illinois, North Carolina, and Georgia with corporate sponsors. 

Groundswell is not a utility company or an energy supplier.

We are a third party consumer advocacy non-profit that believes in bringing lower prices and fairer contracts to our communities.