Celebrate Earth Day by Embracing Community Solar: A Sustainable Solution for Businesses and Organizations

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Salisbury, MD – April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a time of the year to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage people to take action to protect the planet. Helping the planet doesn’t need to be complicated. And for businesses and organizations, it doesn’t take much to make a big impact.  

Transitioning to solar energy, specifically through state-enacted community solar programs, presents a valuable opportunity to not only reduce carbon emission but also to enhance operational efficiencies by lowering energy costs. Community solar offers a straightforward path to clean energy use, without the logistical and financial barriers associated with installing solar panels on-site. This Earth Day, local businesses and organizations are invited to join community solar—a move that pays back both the environment and your budget. 

How Community Solar Works 

A local solar “farm” generates electricity that is then integrated into the utility grid. Residents and businesses can sign up at no extra cost to receive their share of the energy produced, which translates into savings on their electric bills through energy credits—10% annually, in fact. 

The Economics of Community Solar are Simple 

Community solar farms are owned and operated by a solar developer like Nautilus Solar Energy®. The land is leased from landowners such as farmers or municipalities for the lifetime of the community solar farm. This provides the landowners extra income for about 40 years. Regulated at the state level, community solar programs also boost the local economy by creating hundreds of jobs in construction, engineering, and land maintenance. For residents, there’s no extra cost to join and no membership fees. And the best part is anyone can subscribe to community solar – renters, homeowners, small businesses, non-profit organizations, commercial companies – with no equipment, installation, or long-term contracts. It’s super simple to go green and keep the green in your pocket and in the community. 

Community Solar is an Environmentally Friendly Decision 

Community solar contributes to a cleaner, healthier community. On average, solar energy produces 20 times less greenhouse gasses than other forms of energy. An average 1 megawatt community solar farm can cut nearly one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) from being released into the atmosphere. Community solar also helps build a stronger and more resilient electrical grid and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. 

You can feel good knowing you’re helping to make an impact on the environment by contributing to increased sustainability, reduced pollutants — plus cleaner, healthier air. 

Extra Business Benefits 

Subscribing to community solar enhances your organization more than just environmental and economic benefits. It fosters a culture of environmental awareness and collective action towards a sustainable future. Plus, subscribing demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and social responsibility by supporting renewable energy and contributing to a cleaner planet. Nautilus Community Solar offers an opportunity for businesses to be leaders in their communities. 

Ready to Make a Sustainable Choice? 

This Earth Day, join the growing number of forward-thinking organizations and take a definitive step towards sustainability with community solar. It’s a powerful way for your business or organization to not only save money but also actively participate in the global movement towards a greener future. Signing up is simple and takes just five minutes with a utility account. 

Learn more about how your business can go green, save money, and support your community through community solar at https://learn.nautilussolar.com/smpr. Embrace a sustainable lifestyle that puts the planet—and your finances—first. Join us in powering a cleaner, healthier future this Earth Day and beyond.  

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Nautilus Community Solar farm in Maryland provides clean energy to 350 local homeowners, renters, local businesses, and non-profit organizations, all of whom would not otherwise be able to enjoy the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy.

Questions? Call Jenny Ye, Business Development Analyst at 908.795.3040 ext 1006 or jye@nautilussolar.com. 

About Nautilus Solar Energy 

Nautilus Solar Energy®, LLC is a leading community solar company, providing clean energy to residential and commercial customers in local communities. Nautilus operates and manages solar farms in 10 states and is responsible for financing, development, maintenance, and customer service for the lifetime of the project. Founded in 2006, Nautilus has helped shape the future of solar to provide an equitable and affordable renewable energy choice for all. Nautilus is owned by Power Sustainable, a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. Power Sustainable is a multi-platform alternative asset manager with a long-term investment approach focused on sustainable strategies. For more information on Nautilus Solar Energy visit nautilussolar.com.  Join Nautilus on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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Carlene Pruitt 

Nautilus Solar Energy®