What is Community Solar

What is Community Solar?

Community solar projects generate electricity from sunlight and the electricity flows through a meter to the utility grid. Community solar subscribers pay for a share of the electricity generated by the community solar project. This is typically in the form of a monthly subscription fee. 

The local utility pays the community solar provider for the energy generated, and each subscriber receives a portion of the dollar value generated by their community solar subscription as a credit. Typically, this credit is applied directly to a subscriber’s monthly electric bill, helping to reduce customers’ electricity costs.