Community solar is also considered to be a more affordable way to access solar. Participants in community solar programs contribute to the overall cost of a large solar system, often called a solar farm. The system is connected directly to the local energy grid. By paying into the solar system, participants receive credits that they can apply to their energy bills.
But before you embark on your community solar journey, did you know that having a solar installation on your property will yield the most financial benefits? In many cases, whether roof-mount or ground-mount, you can save more money on your energy bills with your own solar system.
Of course, community solar can still be a good option for people who rent their homes or simply don’t have space on their property for a solar system.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before pursuing community solar.
The first step is to figure out which form of community solar is the best fit for you: subscription-based or ownership-based solar?