What is happening
Community (or “shared”) solar makes it possible for anyone with an electric bill to access solar energy. This is true even if they can’t put it where they live. With community solar, individuals can buy a “share” or subscription in a nearby community solar project. Every month, the subscribers would receive a credit on their electricity bill for the solar power produced by their share.
Unfortunately, community owned solar is currently prohibited in Entergy Texas’ service territory. Entergy Texas can change this. They can ask the Public Utilities Commission to change its rate structure to include a community-owned option. Entergy customers are now organizing to make this happen.
Entergy Texas can help customers take control of where their electricity comes from by asking the Texas Public Service Commission to allow community solar in the electricity provider’s service territory.