WHY COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Community solar opens access to residents, non-profits, communities, and public sector entities that can’t install solar on their roof or property. They can participate in a community solar project and receive community solar credits on their utility bill for the energy produced by their share of the solar installation.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Community solar projects allows residents, businesses, and other entities to subscribe to a local solar array for their power needs in return for solar bill credits. Rather than direct solar panel installations on an individuals or businesses’ roof, as with traditional solar, community solar utilizes the energy production from a solar array nearby to power multiple subscribers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SOLAR?
Community solar creates local jobs, generates clean, locally produced energy, and provides savings on subscribers’ electricity bills all without requiring rooftop installation or upfront costs from the subscriber. By subscribing to community solar, you are helping put more solar – a 100% renewable power source – on the grid. As the state’s energy grid fills up with more solar, the demand for fossil fuels will decrease.
HOW DOES COMMUNITY SOLAR WORK?
- A community solar developer builds, operates, and maintains a solar farm. The solar energy is sent directly to the power grid, helping to reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels.
- Residents and other entities subscribe to a portion of the solar system depending on their electricity needs.
- In return for supporting renewable energy, subscribers receive solar bill credits on their utility bills, reducing the cost.
COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECTS
View some of the community solar project that Trajectory Energy Partners has developed below.