01. Solar Gardens Create Energy
Large solar projects, called community solar gardens, are built with thousands of solar panels. These solar gardens produce energy that’s metered and put back into the grid.
1,387 megawatts of community solar have been installed in the U.S. through 2018
02. You Join a Community Solar Program
By joining a community solar program, you subscribe to a portion of the energy produced by the community solar garden. You will pay for this energy at a discounted rate.
Annual yearly savings in most community solar programs is about 10%
03. You Receive Solar Energy Credits
Your utility company continues to deliver your energy, but now you receive solar credits on your electricity bill. You pay your utility company for any energy you consumed that’s not covered by your solar credits.
When the average American household switches to solar energy, around 5 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions are offset each year–the equivalent of 5,335 pounds of coal not burned.
04. Stay Connected and Save
Keep track of your savings, manage your payments and see how much your community solar project is producing.
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Community Solar provides a way for nearly anyone to go solar and support renewable energy without having to own property or install solar panels on their roof.