About the project
Project name: Westminster Project (BG&E Project ID: 4705605)
2117 Old New Windsor Pike, New Windsor
System Size: 2.79 Megawatts (DC) (expected yearly kWh output is 4,141,844)
System Type: 12 acre ground-mount site
Expected date in service: December 2018
Subscriber Organization name: ICFTS MD SOLAR, LLC
MD Public Service Commission Subscriber ID #: 18A2205660004072
Solar developer: Summit Ridge Energy
How many subscribers can this project support? Up to 350
Is this project open? Yes, open to new subscribers
General description (provided by the organization):
The Westminster project is located near historic Westminister, on a farm that’s been in the family for generations. It will continue to run as a farm while now also harvesting the sun for local power.
NOTE: If you subscribe to this project we will receive a referral fee for it to support our public education efforts. Solar United Neighbors is a neutral, non-profit and do not support any particular project or for-profit developer. All project providers in the state are welcome to work with us and to add their projects to our list.Sign up here
Utility service territory where project is located: BG&E
Who can participate? Anyone in the BG&E utility territory who meets the credit criteria and minimum electricty use requirement. This project is open to Low and Moderate Income residents.
Cost: Guaranteed 5% discount below BG&E for length of contract (15% discount for low to moderate income).
Is this cheaper than what I pay now? Yes
How much can I buy? 80% to 100% of your total annual electricity usage
How often will I pay? Once a month
How long is the contract? 3 years
Will my cost for this energy go up over time? No
Are there termination fees? Yes. $200 unless you move outside utility territory and give at least 60 days advance notice, or if you pass away, or if you are permanently disabled.
Are there other fees? Yes, in some cases other minor fees could apply. If you downsize your purchase you will be charged a small admin fee.
Will I own the panels? No
Will this energy be cheaper than grid energy in the future? Because the price is guaranteed to be below the utility cost of electricity for the contract term and does not escalate it should remain cheaper.
Are there minimum credit scores required to qualify? Yes, 680 FICO score. No FICO requirements for Low or Moderate Income residents.
Can I claim the Federal Tax Credit? No
Can I claim local tax credits? No
Will I get any Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)? No
Will I get any other incentives? No
How do I sign up? Visit Neighborhood Sun and fill out the form
Can I stay subscribed and keep the benefits if I move? Yes, if you move within the utility territory
Can I transfer it to someone else if I move? Yes
How do I cancel? Notify Neighborhood Sun at MDCustomerCare@neighborhoodsun.solar
Can I buy in small increments? No, subscriptions are matched to at least 80% of your usage
Is financing available for me? No, subscription is pay-as-you-go by the kWh
Does the system have a long-term maintenance contract? Yes
Can I monitor the system? Yes, Subscriber Organization will provide an app
What happens if the system stops working? Subscription Organization will work to fix it and you don’t owe anything if you don’t receive a credit on your utility bill.
Is there a performance guarantee? No
Did the community play a role in developing the project? No
Is there community ownership or control? No
Does it provide local job opportunities? Yes, both during installation and ongoing maintenance.
Are there provisions for low-income participants? Yes, there’s a carve-out for 30% of the project’s output to go to Low or Moderate Income residents with no FICO score requirements and increased savings available.
Are there additional community benefits? NoSign up here