Community Solar is a shared solar farm in which local residents, businesses, and religious institutions can subscribe to the solar energy that is produced to help offset their electricity costs.
The electricity that is generated from the solar farm is fed into the Electric Grid. Members receive solar credits each month that automatically subtract from their electricity costs to the Utility Company.
Any resident, business, or religious institution with an electric bill in the appropriate load zone can subscribe and go solar; regardless of whether the property is owned or rented.
No. Panels will not be located on your property. Members of the array receive virtual solar credits from the offsite solar farms.
Yes. Members of the solar farm pay their Utility Company each month for the costs the credits don't cover. We try to cover 100% of your electric costs, but we can't control clouds. Members are automatically billed each month for the discounted solar credits they've received.
There is no cost to join the Community Solar Farm. Each credit is purchased at a 10% discount, so the amount you save depends on your usage.
The solar credits can be applied to every portion of the Electric Bill.
Yes. People often confuse Community Solar with Third Party Suppliers (ESCOs). While the ESCO may lower the supply portion of the bill, discounted solar credits reduce the cost of the entire bill. If you're happy with your ESCO, you might as well do both!
You can take your Community Solar subscription with you! As long as you reside in the same electric load zone, you can continue to support clean energy and reduce your electric bill.
You will have access to view the solar production, $ savings, CO2 off-set, and total environmental impact from the solar farm on a daily basis.
Yes! Community Solar provides local jobs and electricity savings to businesses and residents. Community Solar reduces the amount of energy needed to be generated from fossil fuels, thus improving air quality and health throughout your area.