Community Solar Panel Costs And Access

Ean GoodguyJuly 31, 20183270

Community Solar Panel Costs And Access 

Do you imagine a world with no pollution, where dirty fossil fuels don't dominate the energy production industry?  Do you imagine an atmosphere when your children and their children can breath clean air without fear of illness due to the build-up of carbon in the atmosphere due to our ever-growing usage of non-renewable resources as energy fuel?  Well, this may be you; however, you don't own a home.  You might be thinking how can you take part when you don't have property to decide for the installation of solar panels.  Well, we have news for you.  People from all walks of life can get the solar future to become a reality.  Community solar is ever-growing as a way for all people to take part in the solar revolution.  Often referred to as solar farms, these large off-site multi-panel sun harnessing development can offer clean energy to the grid, and in more and more locations, the future of solar is looking bright.  

Residential rental agreements are usually short-term.  In contrast, solar is a long-term project it is generally not possible for those renting to install it on the premises they rent, but the owners of the property can install the solar for the project, and the renters can opt into the program or buy their power from the utility as per usual. Nevertheless, legislators in some states have stepped in to provide a mechanism such that renters can get the same benefit from solar as a homeowner by installing solar panels in a solar community project.

Take Stock In Solar Community Panel Projects

So, how do you take part?  When someone gets involved, they usually take one of two paths to taking part in solar community projects.  One way is to buy a small portion of the output of huge solar farms. Generally, they are usually 1-5 MW, or (1,000 to 5,000 kW ) in output. You can buy a usually sized system, 5 kW, from this community solar farm and then get a credit with the percentage of the power generated in the solar community project.
Already California, New York and Vermont, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Texas have community solar to offer, so have a look if this is a solar option you are interested in.   

Other Solar Options For Community Solar

For others who do not want to pay for a portion of the solar community's equipment, there are solar farms that allow you to pay a monthly premium that will enable you to be servicing that solar power when it enters the larger electrical grid.  Fundamentally speaking, you are subsidizing the clean energy from off-site, and still making a radical improvement to the demand side of the energy industry.  

If you want to move into the future and join the solar revolution, or if you want to find out what solar panels are right for you, go to and try our price checker tool. You can see how much a system will cost, and how much you can save over the next 20 years. 

For more information relating to going solar, don't forget to visit our solar blog section for more handy guides and articles. 


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