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Your Complete Guide to Community Solar

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What is Community Solar?

Community solar is a type of program that enables subscribers (you!) to receive credits for part of the energy output of a local solar panel array. It’s a great option if you can’t—or don’t want to—install solar panels on your home or business.

Why Participate in Community Solar?

In many markets, save money on electricity—often 10% below what you’d pay your utility
Support wider access to renewable energy in your community
Help create and support local solar projects and their local benefits
Reduce your local utility’s dependence on fossil fuels

Solar United Neighbors’ Role in Community Solar

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national nonprofit dedicated to representing the rights and needs of solar owners, subscribers, and supporters. We are not supported or affiliated with any solar company or group of solar companies.

Again, we’re not a solar sales company—in fact, we’re committed to remaining vendor-neutral in order to best serve individuals like you. We’re also committed to expanding access to solar and its benefits to everyone. We find that we can best serve consumers by helping them understand solar options and the technology rather than simply connecting them with a specific solar company. Look around and let us know if we can help further.

The Guide

This three-step guide explains everything you need to know about how to participate in community solar—and how it can benefit you.