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Based only an hour outside of Boston, Massachusetts, we are dedicated to providing Community Solar Solutions to Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and the greater New England area. Is Solar Power the right choice for you? We’d love to help you find out! Unlike most solar companies that only offer a single solution, Solar On Earth strives to identify the solution that best fits your circumstance.
How Community Solar Works
You’ve probably seen a solar farm alongside the interstate or other roadway. The developers of these farms have choices on who gets the energy they generate. The options include selling the energy to a utility company or large corporation or offering a subscription model for local residents and businesses. That subscription service is how community solar works. People subscribe to a farm and receive solar credits on their utility bills. Subscribers then pay the owner of the community solar farm a discounted rate for the credits. The total of the two electric bills is less than a standard utility bill without the solar credits.
How does solar power get from the community solar farm to your home? It doesn’t. The generated energy is added directly to the power grid, not sent to your home. The utility company tracks the amount of power provided by the solar farm to calculate the solar credits issued. The only caveat is that the solar farm has to be located in the same utility zone as your property.
Community solar allows business owners and residential customers to financially benefit from solar facilities developed and funded by others. Qualified applicants become exclusive members without making any upfront investment.
Did you know?
- In most cases, community solar represents the only option for people to participate in solar energy.
- Most buildings cannot host solar equipment without expensive renovations, or they might be facing the wrong direction to utilize them.
- As of 2020, there are community solar projects in 39 states and Washington, DC.
- Over the next three years, it is expected that the U.S. community solar market will grow by another 3.4 gigawatts. That is enough energy to power 650,000 homes!