All about our Texas Solar Buyback Plans

  • Unlimited credit rollover

  • No credit sweep

  • 100% renewable electricity

  • $9.95 monthly base charge

  • Solar buyback credits at a lower export rate than your energy rate

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Have Solar Buyback Questions?

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A solar buyback plan gives homeowners a way to make money on the excess power being generated from their solar panels. In other words, you can be compensated with bill credits for the excess solar power generated from your solar system.

Texas customers living in a competitive electricity market, with residential rooftop solar arrays less than 20 kW in capacity, are eligible for this solar buyback plan. Interested in learning more? Contact our Texas based Customer Care team at 1-888-987-0432.

This 100% renewable energy plan will be a fixed term for 12 months. This locks in your Energy Charge rate for the duration of your contract. There is an $9.95 monthly base charge for this plan. Transmission distribution charges and taxes are all passed through.

Rhythm will look at how much electricity the customer used (electricity for which the customer pays Rhythm), and then deduct the credit for surplus generation (electricity for which Rhythm credits the customer). Our solar buyback program credits have no cash value and can only be redeemed for Rhythm bill credits on the meter they were generated on, but can be rolled over each month. The export rate for the solar buyback credits will be at a different rate than your energy rate, but these credits can be used toward electric bills, the base charge, TDSP charges, and taxes. They can’t be used toward non-commodity charges.

No, any early termination fee associated with leaving your previous provider is not covered for customers signing up for our solar buyback program. However, if you have a new solar installation at your home, your solar installer usually reimburses any early termination fees associated with changing your energy provider. So, we always recommend checking with them.

Solar power, also called solar energy, is power that comes from our biggest star, the sun. It's one of our favorite green energy sources because it's clean, renewable, and oftentimes local. To learn more about the benefits of solar energy, visit our blog: What are the Advantages of Solar Energy.

No, but you can earn reward bill credits if you refer a friend to a non-Solar Buyback Plan.​

Please note: Referred customer must enroll in a non-Solar Buyback Plan of 12 months or longer.

If you don't have solar panels but are interested in a solar energy plan, enter your zip code to sign up for one of our plans backed by 100% Texas solar. It only takes 60 seconds to sign up and make an impact.

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