When 2020 started, the outlook on Community Solar was strong, continuing to grow. Then almost all of our predictions went out the window, much like many other people’s plans in 2020. Even as COVID-19 continues to disrupt our economy, we have continued to make progress despite the struggles. 

Solar, specifically residential solar companies have had to layoff their workforce and make adjustments. Community Solar has not experienced the same kind of layoffs and turmoil as other solar industries. So what exactly makes Community Solar strong through the pandemic?

Solar Farms

Solar farms are not something that needs to be done in person with multiple people working in close proximity to one another. The beauty of a solar farm is that developers choose to build solar farms for a variety of different reasons and they can come to these decisions while still in the midst of a pandemic. They can purchase the land, decide on community solar, and start to build a solar farm all while operating under COVID-19 precautions.

Financial Commitment 

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many people have been laid off from their jobs, forced to home-school their children, and overall take on some additional financial expenses. These financial expenses have directly impacted our economy causing many other businesses to be directly affected. The reason Community Solar has been able to perform during COVID is that it can be offered to anyone, residential or commercial. As long as you qualify and live near a solar farm, you can subscribe. The best part is that Community Solar will actually save you money on your electric bill every month. 

Sign up process

The sign-up process is also extremely simple and allows you to do so while still being safe during COVID. It’s as simple as typing in your zip code to see if there is a local solar farm near you. If there is, you can reach out to one of our Community Solar experts to find out if you qualify to save money on your utility bill each month. 

If there is not currently a solar farm in your area, you should sign up to receive a notification when there will be one. Either way, do some additional research on community solar and learn about how you can save today or in the future. 

Supporting local communities

Community Solar offers tax breaks for both residential and commercial subscribers. Being resilient during the pandemic has actually allowed for an increase in local jobs. Community solar also supports local communities by ensuring a cleaner environment for its residents. 

Summary

All of these things may seem small but during the pandemic, they have proven to be valuable. We have heard from our customers that they are glad they signed up and it’s great to see Community Solar helping out the community. 

We love what we do and that we can offer Community Solar to both residents and businesses, even though this pandemic. If you would like to learn more about Community Solar or Solar On Earth, please contact us today. 

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