Community Solar 101
Stay informed with these quick facts!
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Community Solar At-A-Glance
Now that you know how Community Solar works, you can see why this convenient alternative to rooftop solar has been the choice of thousands of customers. Here are some fun facts.
Is Community Solar Right For Me?
We’re glad you asked. Our goal is to make supporting clean energy available to everyone through an accessible solar energy program. Here are some questions you can consider as you explore our program.
- Would you like to support clean energy generation for your state?
Renewable energy currently makes up 9% of energy generation in the United States. Meanwhile, nearly 65% of energy comes from fossil fuels. With Community Solar, you can help be part of a shift to increase the use of clean energy sources.
- Are you an advocate of local production?
Our Community Solar farms are built within your state in nearby communities. With Community Solar, you can support local solar production.
- Have you been frustrated with your utility bill?
Utility rates fluctuate and are unpredictable. But we understand that you have to have your lights on. Community Solar presents an opportunity to help positively impact your electricity costs over time.
- Have you considered going solar, but found rooftop solar to be a challenge?
Community Solar takes your roof out of the equation. For you, that means no installation or maintenance. Our teams work year-round to take care of our solar farms. Additionally, there are no upfront costs with Community Solar, and you will not be billed until the farm starts generating the solar power.
- Is your current home or geographic location a long-term commitment?
Community Solar is a long-term contract. This helps us ensure the best price structure for you. If you do not plan to relocate, your solar commitment is one that matters for the community you call home. If you move nearby, your agreement may be able to transfer with you. Should you move outside of our footprint, options are available for you to transfer your agreement or to cancel, depending on your region. Want to learn more? Speak to a solar specialist, visit our FAQs, or expand your knowledge with our Bright Ideas Blog.
How Community Solar Farms Are Built
Our dedicated teams evaluate the best locations in every state to build solar farms, utilizing industrial-grade solar panels. These panels are tested for weather conditions, durability, efficiency and more. Depending on when you sign up and farm availability in your area, the Community Solar farm you are assigned to may be in a varying stage of development. Rest assured, you will not be billed until your farm is actively producing energy. We will keep you informed as our solar farms in your area meet each milestone and progress along the development process. You can also track the current stage of your assigned farm using our online Customer Portal – which you will have access to as soon as your Customer Agreement is completed.