Community Solar & ESCO May Update
A few comments from HeatSmart volunteer Gerri Wiley:
ESCO or Subscription Community Solar…Which should you sign up with?
You can sign up with both unless you have your own solar panels, in which case you may not subscribe to Community Solar. A 100% Renewable Electricity ESCO can cover those extra kilowatt-hours that your solar panels may not be producing.
When your ESCO is removed from the list
Some of you were disappointed to see that your current 100% renewable electricity ESCO was no longer on the list. A few wondered if they should shift to another ESCO. My advice in regard to a fixed rate ESCO with a cancellation fee? Wait until the end of your contract. There's no need to make an emergency switch.
Mark your calendar
Fixed price ESCOs turn into variable rate ESCOs at the end of the contract period. Therefore, note the end date of your contract and renew your contract with the same ESCO or decide on another. To help you decide, call your ESCO and ask their renewal price. Compare it with others on the 100% renewable electricity ESCO chart.
For the most up-to-date renewable electricity ESCOs and subscription community solar updates, go to the ESCO page or the Community Solar page and download the latest charts.
(renewably, of course!)
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