How Does Community Solar Work?

Community solar refers to a large array of solar panels installed in a remote location. This is typically a local farm or large unused field. The power produced by this solar array is shared by many community subscribers or members who receive monetary credits on their electricity bills for their share.

Community solar provides homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation, regardless of the suitability of their home or business for an onsite solar array. Community solar expands access to Solar for All, including low and moderate income customers, all while building a stronger, distributed, and more resilient electric grid.

We provide your subscription information to the utility company so they can apply the appropriate monetary credits to your monthly utility bill. You then get billed for the credits at a 10% discount from the community solar developer.

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