Pogo partnered with Arcadia to help users save on their energy bills by tapping into solar communities in their area. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions users have about this option.
Do I have to get solar panels installed to use this?
Absolutely not! By joining a solar community in your area, you benefit from the energy produced by solar panels installed elsewhere. The panels could be on vacant plots of land, on the roofs of other buildings, or anywhere else that has the zoning for solar panels in your area.
Does this actually work? How likely am I to get a discount on my energy bill by joining?
Arcadia guarantees that your total bill will be lower. The solar community in your area pumps clean energy into the overall power grid of your local community and while a portion of what you pay to your electric company is directed to your solar community to keep it business. You receive credits for what you didn’t use from your traditional provider. The clean energy credits offset a portion of what you would have paid directly to the provider for the energy you’ve used. This is how you get your discount. You can learn more about this process here.
I entered my zip code and I’m not returning any results for my area/current electric provider. What should I do?
At this time, there are some areas of the U.S. that don’t have robust community solar options. The great news is that this is changing rapidly due to new clean energy bills that offer significant financial incentives to residents and businesses to install solar panels. Our best advice is to keep checking back periodically to see if your area has become active with solar communities.
What data or value does Pogo get from me syncing my account and using this service?
Pogo strives to help users get the most value possible out of the app. One of the ways we do this is by simply connecting you to opportunities and providers with whom you may not have been aware. The dollar amount that you save for taking advantage of a service like this brings that value. If we can help you save or earn money for simple actions like incorporating clean solar energy into your home, it adds value to the app. If you have questions about how Arcadia uses your information, we recommend reaching out to their support team. Click here for their support site and to contact them directly.
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