It starts with a community solar project that is developed in your area. Developers seek out customers like you that value clean energy and the cost savings it can provide. During the enrollment process, the developer will look at your average energy usage over the past 12 months and allocate enough kilowatts to offset up to 100% of your monthly electric bill.
The energy produced by the community solar farm is delivered to the electricity grid, and the solar credits you’ve earned through your subscription are deducted from your monthly utility bill. The developer of your community solar farm bills you separately for your subscription, generally at a discount of up to 10-15% in Maine.
In the end, community solar works because of consumers like you who support clean power. By subscribing to shares in a community solar project, you make it sustainable. Your participation makes a real difference for the planet, for your electricity costs., for the development of green energy and benefit your community.