Solar communities typically work on a subscriber-based model, in which you and other members “subscribe” and receive a portion of the power generated while paying a monthly subscription fee.
Since there is no upfront investment required, solar communities make it easier for low-to middle-income consumers to participate in reaping the benefits of renewable energy resources. They are also ideal for properties where rooftop panel installation isn’t possible.
Community solar projects make renewable energy more accessible than ever before.
For a more in-depth look of how community solar programs operate, check out this guide from the Department of Energy.