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Pivot Energy Community Solar Garden


The Town of Nederland has partnered with Pivot Energy to deliver local, renewable energy to our community!


Community solar is an easy option for homeowners and renters who are looking to benefit from solar energy.

Community solar provides the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy to those who do not own their roof or do not want a solar array on their property. Sign up with Pivot, and once the solar garden starts producing energy, you will receive solar credits from the utility, resulting in savings on your electric bill.

Learn How it Works

Solar Garden Panels with a Butterfly on a Flower in the forefront

Signing up with a Community Solar Garden goes a long way towards helping Nederland reach our 100% renewable energy goal for our electric grid.

Just 300 subscriptions within Town will get us to 100% renewable energy by 2025!

Sign Up for a Solar Garden Today!

Benefits of Community Solar


Easy & Convenient - No intallation or maintenance, transferable. Support Clean Energy - Reduce reliance on fossil fuels, improve local air quality. Save Money - No upfront costs, immediate first year savings, reduce electric bill

How It Works

Step 1: A Community Solar Array is Built
  • Pivot Energy builds the solar gardens, typically ranging between 0.5 and 10 MW, in a participating service area, and connects them to Xcel's existing electrical grid.
Step 2: Clean Energy is Delivered to the Grid
  • The electricity that is produced by the solar far becomes part of the utility's energy mix, offsetting fossil fuels.
Step 3: Nederland Residents Subscribe to the Community Solar Garden
  • Nederland residents can subscribe to the solar garden, to offset their home's electrical usage with renewable energy.
  • Subscribers will receive a monthly bill from Pivot Energy for their subscription to community solar.
Step 4: Xcel Credits Your Electricity Bill
  • Subscribers receive solar credits from Xcel for the energy produced by the solar garden. The solar credits reduce your overall electric bill, saving you money!

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  • The address you provide to Pivot Energy should be your service (physical) address for electricity, not a PO Box or mailing address.
  • To estimate your usage, simply look at this month's usage and multiply it by 12. This will not affect your true savings; a solar specialist will pull your actual utility data once you enroll.
  • You can provide either your utility account number, located on your Xcel dashboard or monthly bill, or your premise number, which is located on the 2nd or 3rd page of your bill. You only need to provide one of these numbers, not both.
  • In most cases, your rate is the regular Residential rate (shown on your bill).

More FAQs from Pivot Energy

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