Fighting Climate Change with Clean Energy

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Arcadia and EVmatch partner to offer customers a new and easy way to connect to clean energy at home

At EVmatch, we envision a distributed, equitable, and carbon-free clean energy economy that connects and elevates all people. The part we are proud to play in manifesting this future focuses on making electric vehicle (EV) charging easier and more accessible to all, and thereby increasing the number of EVs on the road.

But we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why we are always encouraged to learn about and partner with other companies that are identifying innovative ways to fight the growing climate crisis.

Today, we’re excited to share our new partnership with Arcadia, a tech company working to stop climate change by breaking the fossil fuel monopoly. 

But how? Beginning in 2014, Arcadia set out to make clean energy an easy choice for anyone, even renters. Utilizing their unique technology and software, they have been able to connect hundreds of thousands of consumers and small businesses with high-quality renewable energy options.

Arcadia has developed a suite of technical products to make this possible, from tools that explore utility data and analytics to understand and optimize electricity usage, to centralized billing options that empower businesses to engage in the clean energy conversation with their customers.

They also want to increase accessibility to clean energy options for those who typically don’t have access to it. Many people across the U.S. would like to do more to contribute to a clean energy economy – for example, investing in solar power for their homes – but cannot do so due to living in a rental property or apartment building.

For renters who have historically been left out of rooftop solar – which is currently two-thirds of Americans – community solar can be a great alternative.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, community solar “refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple community subscribers who receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced. This model for solar is being rapidly adopted nationwide.” It is also a service that Arcadia provides.

For those who have already invested in clean energy through the purchase of EV chargers or solar panels, Arcadia offers solutions to help them better understand usage and costs and optimize accordingly.

EVmatch and Arcadia have teamed up to provide a special clean energy offer to anyone with an electricity bill in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, or Washington D.C.  When you connect your electricity bill to Arcadia’s secure platform, Arcadia will match you with a solar farm in your state. When your solar farm generates electricity, you will receive credits back on your energy bill.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Sign up for Arcadia here. All you need is a power bill — homeowners and renters alike can participate, because the solar panels don’t go on your property.
  • Never pay extra — the government makes sure you never pay more for shared solar.
  • Keep your current utility provider.
  • Get guaranteed savings of up to 10% on your power bills.

It’s an easy way to put more clean energy into our energy supply — and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Additionally, Arcadia will give you $50 toward your power bill if you join now. 

If you don’t live in one of the states listed above, you can still take advantage of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a small monthly fee. It’s an easy way to add clean energy to the grid and reduce fossil fuel consumption. Enter your ZIP code here to see what’s available in your area.

We are encouraged to see companies like Arcadia unlocking real, practical, workable solutions that can help us make significant strides toward a clean energy future. Like EVmatch, they are addressing the issue at multiple levels – from the individual household or consumer to businesses and beyond – with accessibility at top of mind. And we can’t wait to see what they do next.

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