Greentech Lead America: Clean Currents, a supplier of
green electricity, in association with SolarCity, a clean energy products and
services company, has offered a new clean energy purchasing program.
The new purchasing program allows Maryland and Washington
homeowners to pay for electricity from solar panels at a discount to utility
rates on a single, consolidated electric bill.
Homeowners can sign a fixed-price Power Purchase
Agreement (PPA) with Clean Currents and get a free solar panel installation on
their roofs from SolarCity. The pricing of the PPA will be lower than current
SolarCity also insures and monitors the systems,
guarantees their performance and provides necessary repairs for no additional
“The Clean Currents Solar PPA will vastly improve
how homeowners buy clean electricity in Maryland and Washington, D.C. by
allowing them to lock in a competitive fixed rate for decades, while helping
the environment and promoting green power,” said Gary Skulnik, Clean
Clean Currents’ users will receive a monthly bill that
will combine information about their wind and solar generated electricity along
with the use of electricity from their local energy company. The customer can
work with only one vendor for both their on-site solar power and their
“SolarCity has provided clean energy products and
services to more than 25,000 homes, businesses and non-profit organizations–we
help a new customer make the switch to better energy every five minutes of the
workday,” said Toby Corey, SolarCity’s Chief Revenue Officer.
Clean Currents is offering the first month of solar power
free of charge to anyone who signs up before World Environment Day (June 5th,
2012). The program will be limited to specific utility territories in Maryland
and Washington, D.C. Interested homeowners can find additional information
Maryland and the District of Columbia are among 23 states
that have deregulated their electricity markets to allow competition. This has
encouraged companies to innovate to create new, cleaner energy options for
business and residential customers.
Since its founding in 2005, Clean Currents has created
10,000 residential and 750 commercial customers across Maryland and the
District of Columbia.