Interested in this company primarily because of climate change but it also has to promise of some money back: www.arcadia.com
Im trying to ascertain whether this is:
- not gonna be more expensive for me
- going to actually help fund local solar
Supposedly it links local solar projects with consumers and manages the payment to utility companies. Has anyone heard of this kind of a company? Or had experience with it?
I used it in my last apartment.
- If you only do the 50% replacement option it is the same price. 100% replacement was maybe $10 more a month on 500-600 kWh
- I didn’t do in depth research on the solar farms, but they were supposedly only 4-5 towns over so I could have. I also did a lot of research before I signed up to make sure it wasn’t a scam and it’s not (as far as I could tell at least, and I thing/hope I’m reasonably savvy)
- Cancelling it is kind of a pain if you live in the same place and just want it to stop. I think there’s a few months of a wait, although since I cancelled it when we moved and my power bill was non-existent they let me cancel it fine.
I’m happy to answer any other questions although it’s been a year and a half, so I might not remember all the details!
So helpful! Thank you. Why didn’t you sign up again? Was it service related?
My current power company has good clean energy initiatives on their own plus laziness basically. Maybe I’ll look it up again now that you’ve inspired me!
Omg so I live in a place where our power is already mostly renewable but I signed up for Acadia because I was enticed to via swagbucks. Hasn’t been an issue and I haven’t had to pay more?
If you come back to Maryland you can sign up for Neighborhood Sun https://neighborhoodsun.solar/
We really do get a discount–it’s super obvious, the BGE bill has a line that shows how much the bill is decreased by the Neighborhood Sun credits, and then Neighborhood Sun bills us for an amount that is less than that.
This is a direct connection to a local solar farm, though, so it sounds pretty different from Arcadia.