Host a community solar project

Partner with Groundswell to share power with our neighbors.

Community solar is a new way to develop and share affordable solar energy. Organizations commit to hosting a solar array on their roof or as a canopy over their parking lot. The solar energy generated helps low income households in the neighborhood reduce their bills, and the host site receives lease payments for their participation.

BENEFITS FOR SITE HOSTS

OUR SHARING POWER MODEL

Groundswell develops community solar projects that equitably serve low and moderate income households because the families in our community that earn the least pay the most for their electricity - up to 10% or more of their total annual income. It’s a great opportunity to help neighbors support neighbors. For projects in DC, Groundswell can offer a no-cost community solar subscription to a low-income households for every three households who subscribe at market rate. Households subscribing at market rate don’t pay any more for electricity, and they help their lower income neighbors cut their electricity costs by about 50% by using locally-produced solar power.

NEXT STEPS

Here’s an overview of the next steps to sharing power:

  • IDENTIFY THE SITE

    First, we’ll work with you to identify the best places on your property to install solar.

  • INITIAL ANALYSIS

    Next, we’ll provide you with digital images and electricity production estimates for your potential solar project.

  • SITE VISIT

    If you like what you see, we’ll get your permission to conduct a site visit to complete a detailed technical review.

  • SITE LEASE OPTION

    The last step before construction planning is signing a site lease option agreement with us.

  • CONSTRUCTION PLANNING BEGINS

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