Posted on Thursday December 1, 2016
Community solar programs are a great way to allow more people the ability to access solar energy. Multiple participants can either purchase panels or subscribe to a program and receive on-bill credits associated with the system’s production. Anyone with an electric bill can participate in a program, including residential, commercial, industrial, and non-profit customers of the participating utility.
Projects can be sponsored by utilities, third party developers, or non-profits. Energy produced by the array is delivered directly to the electric utility. A participant’s electric bill will be credited in relation to how much energy their share of the facility produces. It is possible that a customer’s electric bill can be reduced by 100% through solar energy from the array.
Community solar makes solar energy accessible to low-and moderate-income customers. This is possible due to several reasons.
Join the campaign to bring community solar to every neighborhood in the nation. Gain access to the tools that will make your projects a success. Share the details of your developments for others to see and repeat your achievements. Contribute to your community by providing the choice of clean and affordable electricity to everyone.