Clean Energy Credit Union, like all credit unions, is required to have a “field of membership,” which can be loosely defined as a common association or affiliation among its members. Clean Energy Credit Union’s field of membership consists of:
- Members of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (both individuals and organizations);
- Members of the immediate family or household of an ASES member or an existing credit union member; and
- Employees and volunteers of Clean Energy Credit Union.
In other words, in order to become a member of our credit union, one must first join ASES or have an immediate family or household member who has already joined either ASES or Clean Energy Credit Union. An individual membership in ASES currently costs as low as $10—just use this special discount code that's available to Clean Energy Credit Union supporters and which provides a $15 discount off of any ASES membership category: CECU15. Joining ASES not only gains you entry to the Credit Union, but also supports a longstanding advocate for the advancement of solar energy. Click here to learn more about ASES, or visit their website at ases.org.
After confirming your eligibility, you can now open a "share account" (i.e. savings account) with a $5 minimum deposit which will serve as your ownership share in Clean Energy Credit Union. Once someone becomes a member of the Credit Union, they are an eligible “member for life.”
After joining, you’ll gain access to outstanding clean energy loans and investment opportunities. Every dollar deposited in Clean Energy Credit Union earns interest while being used to help you and/or other members finance a clean energy product or service. In addition, you’ll help us achieve Clean Energy Credit Union’s vision of a world where everyone can participate in the clean energy movement.
Lastly, here are some things you need to know before clicking the “join” button below:
1. You will need approximately 10-15 minutes to complete this process;
2. You will need the following for yourself, for any joint account holder, and for any beneficiaries you’d like to add to your account:
a. A U.S. social security number;
b. A valid form of ID such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or state ID;
3. In order to make your opening deposit, you will need one of the following:
a. A checkbook so that you can write a check and snail mail it in; or
b. The account number and routing number of one of your existing bank accounts from which you want to transfer money (this information is also on each of your checks);
4. NOTE: for your protection, your application session will automatically time out if there is no activity for 30 minutes. All information will be lost if this occurs.