WHAT IS COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Community solar provides people with affordable, locally produced, clean energy without installing any panel on their roof due to the poor conditioning of the roof, or is a shady region or is sharing a rental or an apartment. Even if you cannot install solar where you live, you can still use the power of the sun through community solar.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Solar developers build large solar energy systems known as solar farms. Then people of the community area join the solar program to receive credits for the portion of the electricity that the solar farm produces; this process is called as virtual net metering (VNM). This allows your utility account to receive credits for solar power that is produced else-where.
HOW CAN YOU SIGN UP FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Ownership and subscription are the two ways to sign up for the community solar program. By signing up to ownership program you buy a set number of solar panel from the solar farm and receive the credits for the electricity that they generate. In subscription program you buy a portion of the electricity that is generated in the solar farm at a lower price than the utility price or the normal electricity bill, here you don’t own the solar panels in the farm; almost 5-15% of the electricity costs with your subscription.
In addition to paying your solar provider, you can still expect to pay your monthly electricity bill because most programs will only cover up a portion of your electricity usage but, you will only pay for the electricity you need that is not covered by the solar farm which is very minimal.
POSITIVES OF JOINING A COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM
- YOU CAN JOIN A COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM WITH NO HEAVY INVESTMENTS
Yes! You can join a community solar program with no money down, fortunately, you don’t need to invest thousands to lakhs of fund to be a member. Many options help you to start saving instantly requiring no money down and as they are shared among the society and each one is counted in the share which reduces cost.
- COMMUNITY SOLAR ARE AVAILABLE TO RENTALS AND SHARED PROPERTY
Community solar is a great option if you can’t or don’t want to install solar on your rooftops. If your are living on an apartment or if your house roof is poor or is not strong enough to handle panels over it, you can still receive the power of the sun through community solar.
- SAVE YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL
Most of the community program participants save from 5 to 15% of their monthly electricity bill.
Now if you will fall on that range will depend upon the factors such as the model of the program you choose(ownership or subscription), your current electricity rate, the cost of your community solar program purchase or subscription, and how much electricity is received from the solar farm.
- YOU ARE PROTECTING YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Community solar is good for the environment; by investing in community solar program you are supporting the development of clean, renewable energy. Community solar program cut down the use of fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gases and other harmful gases to the environment.
With so many advantages and benefits would you not ask your community to take up a step to implement this in your area? Join hands with your community and implement the community solar program in your community too.
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