Arcadia Power, which describes itself as, "a home energy platform for clean energy and savings," announced a partnership with local solar provider New Columbia Solar to offer a community solar program to residents in Washington, D.C.
Arcadia is engaged in various retail energy businesses and recently launched a price alert service for customers, automatically switching customers to retail supplier offers (see story in EnergyChoiceMatters.com)
Arcadia Power said that the initial community solar project under the partnership, " will be the first privately-funded community solar project in D.C. and will feature a completely free, user-friendly sign-up process never before available in the District of Columbia."
Arcadia said that, "signing up for a community solar project has traditionally required users pay two different monthly bills, fill out extensive paperwork, agree to binding contracts with cancellation fees, and undergo a credit check."
Arcadia said that its billing platform, "makes signing-up for locally based solar power easier than ever, and with no upfront costs whatsoever, for D.C. residents."
"Anyone in D.C. can connect their utility account to Arcadia Power's online energy platform to sign-up for a community solar project. Members will start saving about 10 percent on their monthly power bills and can track their solar savings on their online dashboard," Arcadia said