More and more people are interested in ‘going solar,’ but most people cannot put solar panels on their roof. Imagine this: you want to go solar, get an on-site assessment, and find out that your roof is not adequate due to tree shading, direction of the roof, or age of the roof. Over the last couple of years, community solar has emerged as a solution to this problem. Community solar involves building off-site solar arrays that produce enough energy for dozens or even hundreds of homes. Households and small businesses within ~30 miles of the array can secure a share and receive a credit on their utility bill for the energy it produces.
Please read the rest of Kate’s article on community solar at Renewable Energy World.