Living eco-friendly is often associated with having to pay up. Rooftop solar costs thousands of dollars to install, electric vehicles cost a hefty penny, and smart thermostats are by no means free. Many people don’t feel as though they have the ability to make greener energy decisions, even if they want to.
But how about a completely free digital platform that will not only significantly reduce your carbon footprint, but also save you money along the way?
Prices for wind and solar power continue to drop steadily, and large companies like Amazon and Google have been saving money on renewables for years. These companies have in-house experts helping to navigate the energy market, and huge purchasing power. Until now, everyday energy users have not had either. Arcadia Power, a technology company based out of D.C., has built the first-ever nationwide digital utility so that you can also tap into savings in the energy market while supporting clean energy.
Clean energy savings, simplified.
A digital utility that saves you money on clean energy sounds great, but what is it exactly? While traditional utilities own the poles and wires that send energy to your home, Arcadia Power has built software that allows you to connect to new choices for where that power is coming from, what it supports, and what it costs.
Anyone with an Arcadia Power* account can connect to wind power, solar power, low fixed-prices for energy, and smart home devices all by simply connecting their utility bill to its digital platform. With Arcadia Power, if you want to save with clean energy, you never have to deal with the hassle associated with paperwork, binding contracts and equipment. All you have to do is click a button.
Big savings in competitive energy markets.
One of Arcadia Power’s coolest savings programs is available to anyone who pays a power bill in competitive energy markets. Twelve U.S. states have competitive electricity markets, where customers can “shop around” for a power provider. These markets were intended to introduce more consumer choice and cheaper energy through the promise of competition.
Despite have choice in these markets, most people have never switched their provider. Finding a new plan, understanding what it means, and trusting that you won’t get tricked into rising rates is an extremely daunting process.
That’s why Arcadia Power makes finding clean energy savings in these markets easy and automatic for members – without them having to lift a finger.
The company’s data-driven Price Alerts program pairs your purchasing power with that of your neighbors to find and secure lower, fixed prices for clean energy than you are currently paying. If Arcadia Power finds you a lower rate in the energy market, they’ll notify you and give you a chance to opt-out.
Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the savings, while knowing you are supporting clean renewable energy. In fact, just last month, Arcadia Power was able to save New York City residents 30% during an intense heatwave that caused power prices to surge.
How is this clean energy?
Every Arcadia Power member has access to the free Wind Energy program, which leverages renewable energy certificates – meaning that if Arcadia Power finds you savings, it also connects you to clean energy. Renewable energy credits are the energy industry’s way of tracking and verifying all renewable energy that is produced, bought and sold in the U.S. Since electricity sources can’t be identified once power makes it onto the grid, it’s one of the only ways to ensure that what you are “buying” is renewable power.
If more people in my area sign up with Arcadia Power, will my savings increase?
Just as large companies like Amazon and Google have been able to leverage their large purchasing power to get low prices for clean energy, the size of the Arcadia Power community in your local market has an impact on how much you can save. As more people in your local area create Arcadia Power accounts, your savings will grow.
Can I still save if I don’t live in a competitive energy market?
Yes! That’s the best part. No matter where you live, your Arcadia Power account will connect you to the Arcadia Power clean energy and savings programs that are available in your area. For example, if you live in Virginia, you won’t have access to Price Alerts. However, you will be able to access Arcadia Power’s Community Solar program, which allows you to purchase a share of a community solar project and receive credits on your bill every month depending on the amount of power the solar project produces.
Why saving with solar power has never been easier.
Community solar is a fantastic way to save money with clean energy, and Arcadia Power has made accessing community solar savings easier than ever.
Only about 8 percent of Americans have the ability to put solar panels on their roof. The other 92 percent of us, including renters and condo-owners, can easily and inexpensively sign onto a local community solar program. In the process, you can save money, support your local community, and contribute to the growth of the clean energy industry.
Unfortunately, most community solar programs require paying two different monthly bills, filling out extensive paperwork, agreeing to long-term binding contracts with cancellation fees, and undergoing a credit check. Yikes.
Enter Arcadia Power. With Arcadia Power’s Community Solar program, members in certain areas can connect to a local community solar project in minutes while benefiting from guaranteed monthly savings, with zero money down, no cancellation fees, and a three-minute enrollment process. All anyone has to do is enroll through their dashboard, and they’ll receive savings in the form of credits on each monthly bill. All while supporting clean solar energy!
What’s the catch?
Sounds too good to be true, right? A free Community Solar program where the solar panels basically pay you and give back to your local community. The catch is simply that programs like this are not yet available everywhere. Community solar is currently only available in certain areas, and require consumer demand in order to be built. Fortunately, Arcadia Power has begun to see user demand for solar power grow and have begun partnering with developers to build entirely new community solar projects in some of our member’s local communities.
It takes just two minutes to create a digital utility account that can save you money, while helping the environment. Join Arcadia Power & Start saving with clean energy, today.
*This post is supported by Arcadia Power; images from their Instagram page
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