Neighborhood Sun

Certified B Corporation

Maryland, United States

Certified Since

April 2017


Solar panel installation


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Neighborhood Sun is on a mission to make clean, affordable energy accessible to all– not just the select few who can afford rooftop panels. As a community solar subscription coordinator, Neighborhood Sun makes it possible for anyone who pays an electricity bill to subscribe to a share of the energy generated by their local community solar farm, which they get at a discount between 5-30%. The Maryland-based Public Benefit Corporation has saved its subscribers more than $4.5 Million on electricity bills. Through its fully customizable SunEngineTM software, Neighborhood Sun is able to meet the evolving needs of subscribers and solar developers to foster the best user experience for all key stakeholders. Neighborhood Sun currently manages more than 130 community solar farms across 7+ states and 14 utility territories.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Neighborhood Sun earned an overall score of 105.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.6

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.5
Ethics & Transparency4.0
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 20.9

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security10.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.1
Career Development3.3
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 18.0

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.7
Economic Impact4.9
Civic Engagement & Giving4.3
Supply Chain Management0.3

Environment 47.6

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management3.3
Air & Climate2.8
Land & Life2.8
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy28.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 2.6

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.6

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score105.8
2020 Overall B Impact Score130.5
2017 Overall B Impact Score99.6

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Transparent Disclosure (2024)

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