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Clean Energy Connection

Clean Energy Connection

Support renewable energy AND earn bill credits with the same easy convenience of a monthly subscription plan.

Join to receive the benefits of clean renewable solar energy without the commitment and expense of rooftop panels.

  • No equipment to install or maintain

  • No upfront cost, no application fees and no investment

  • No long-term obligation, cancel your subscription at any time

  • Receive bill credits for the solar energy generated by your participation

  • Take the program with you if you move*

  • A 1kw subscription to solar energy will cost less than $8.35 a month**

The basics of Clean Energy Connection

Program Details

The initial credit rate on your bill will be approximately $0.04 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and will remain at that level for the first 36 months. Starting with the 37th month of continuous enrollment, the rate will increase 1.5% annually, eventually exceeding your fee and delivering a positive return. The longer you remain in the program, the more you are projected to save on your bill.

The actual monthly bill credit amount will vary seasonally, as solar energy production is greater during months with more direct sunlight.

Income-qualified customers

If you participate in any of these or related programs you may be eligible for immediate bill savings with the income qualified component of Clean Energy Connection: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP-EBT, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Duke Energy Neighborhood Energy Saver.

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