The growth of community solar farms is quickly providing people with new and easier ways to benefit from renewable energy. A subscription with a community solar farm provides you with credits for the power generated by the solar power project. Even if you can’t install solar panels on the roof of your home, or you are a renter or condo owner without rooftop access, or if you own a business but not the building, community solar makes it possible for you to participate in the green energy revolution. Plus, your participation will save you on your energy bills! Go green, save money through community solar.
Providing all of the benefits of affordable, clean energy that is locally produced but without the need for equipment or other upfront fees, community solar is among the best ways available for you to make an environmental impact. If you pay an electric bill and there is a community solar project in your area, you are eligible to participate. Green energy for a clean community!
Put most simply, community solar farms are projects that are open for public subscriptions. Members of the community who participate earn Solar Credits (up to 100% of your electric bill) for the power generated by your allocation and you pay for those credits at up to a 25% discount based on your state’s program. You help the environment by offsetting your carbon footprint while receiving guaranteed savings!
One of the difficulties that community solar project developers often face is finding subscribers, people like you who care about the environment and want to make a difference by supporting green energy. iSolar works to match consumers like you with your local community solar project.
It starts with a community solar project that is developed in your area. Once it is fully-operational, the developer opens up for subscriptions. During the enrollment process, we take a look at your average energy usage over the past 12 months and allocate enough kilowatts to offset up to 100% of your monthly electric bill.
The energy produced by the community solar farm is delivered to the electricity grid, and the solar credits you’ve earned through your subscription are deducted from your monthly utility bill. The developer of your community solar farm bills you separately for your subscription, generally at a discount of up to 25%.
In the end, community solar only works because of consumers like you who support clean power. By subscribing to shares in a community solar project, you make them sustainable. Community solar makes a real difference for not only the planet, but also for your electricity costs. It’s a perfect way for you to make an impactful contribution to further the development of green energy and at the same time benefit your community.
Once your subscription is live, you will see your savings on your first bill! It will list your community solar credits, which are up to a 25% discount. Your discount is part of your subscription, and will never change.
We calculate the number of shares you’ll have in the community solar project based on your twelve-month electricity usage average, and you can expect an annualized discount of up to 25%. There may be monthly fluctuations based on your actual usage and the output from the community solar project, but your overall discount will remain the same for all solar credits applied to your bill.
As an example, if your community solar share is 100kWh in a given month, you’ll receive a credit for the full 100kWh on your electric bill, but then pay for your shares separately with the discount. In other words, at a 10% discount, you are only paying $0.90 for $1.00 worth of electricity, and helping the environment at the same time. Go green to save green!
You might see other benefits based on where you live. Many states support community solar projects, and there are very strong consumer protections in place to guarantee your contract and terms. You’ll receive your monthly community solar share credits for as long as you participate, and you don’t have to switch your electric utility or your electric supplier. Community Solar is simply an “add-on” to your current account setup.
The process is so easy, you will wonder why you didn’t save money by going green long ago!
To get started, simply click the Enroll Now button at the top of the page and give us a bit of information and one of our specialists will contact you.
After you have finished the enrollment, we’ll take over the process. Using your utility account number, we can calculate your electric usage and then match you with a community solar project that has capacity available. The amount of space allocated to you is based on your annual usage, so if you live in a large house, more will be allocated to you than a small apartment but your discount is the same either way.
Once your allocation is activated, the solar farm will notify your electric company, and you will start to see your allocation listed as “solar credits” on your bill. Finally, your community solar farm will bill you separately for your shares with the discount included, instantly saving you money!
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