Rockford residents can earn electric bill credits by joining community solar program

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — ComEd and community solar company Nexamp are giving Rockford-area residents the opportunity to benefit from solar power without having to install solar panels on their homes.

Participants in the “Give-A-Ray” program would pay Nexamp to lease a portion of a solar farm, either a currently operational grid located in Poplar Grove, or a new installation on Kilburn Road set to go online later this year.

Subscribers would get a credit on their ComEd bill for the electricity generated by their portion of the solar farm. Nexamp then separately bills customers for the electricity produced, minus a contracted discount.

The difference could result in up to $250 of savings each year, both companies say.

“We encourage customers to be leery of these types of of opportunities, because a lot of times they’re scams and people are scamming. And a lot of things, when they sound too good to be true, they are. But this is a Com-Ed run program, we are 100% behind this,” said ComEd’s Scott Vogt.

For more information, visit Nexamp’s website.

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