How Community Solar Works
Local solar projects typically ranging between 0.5 and 10 MW in a participating utility’s service area are built and connected to the existing electrical grid. Customers subscribe to the solar projects instead of putting solar modules on their roofs, offsetting their electrical usage with solar energy. The solar energy generated by the customer’s project is sent directly to the power grid, and the customer receives solar credits from the utility for the same solar output.
While both methods have reduced reliance on fossil fuels, the most significant difference between rooftop solar and community solar is convenience. Rooftop solar requirements include adequate roof space and access to sunlight, and permitting and installation. Once a rooftop solar system is installed and activated, the property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the modules, if they own the system. Community solar does not include rooftop installation or the associated requirements. Instead, the solar energy is generated by a nearby solar project that is constructed and operated by the project owner.
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Pivot Energy is a national leader in the development of onsite solar projects and small utility solar projects, including community solar.