Community Solar is an energy program that allows utility customers to receive a credit on their electric bill by subscribing to a solar energy project located off-site in their community (not on the residence/small business). Solar arrays are developed and constructed to offer a utility cost offset to multiple members of the community at once. In some communities, the local utility allows not only homeowners, but also renters to take advantage of the benefits provided by a community solar subscription.
Community Solar is particularly advantageous for low- and moderate-income families who may not have sufficient resources to invest in solar panels.
Community Solar also allows homeowners who do not have a roof or space for solar panels to utilize solar energy.