How does it work?

  1. Decide how many blocks of solar power are right for you. If you’d like more Community Solar later and it is available, you can select additional blocks.
  2. Complete the subscription agreement. Then pay a one-time $20 sign-up (administrative) fee and $20 per block upfront fee (limit 5 blocks). Members will then pay a monthly charge of $10 per block for 8 years and receive the credit value of solar for 15 years.
  3. Once you’re a Community Solar participant, you will be notified when the solar farm is up and running.
  4. Start receiving solar energy credits on your monthly electric bill. Each month you will receive credit for a portion of the production from the Community Solar farm. Your portion is based on how many solar blocks you have selected.

You subscribe to the output from the co-op’s Community Solar site for a 15-year period. Choose the number of blocks you would like.
You can add more blocks at any time, as long as they are available. Once energy production begins, each month you will receive credit for a portion of the production from the Community Solar farm, based on the number of blocks you have chosen. You pay a portion of the cost per block upfront, and the remainder of the cost is paid in a monthly charge. The output of those blocks is credited back to you on a cents-per-kilowatt-hour (kWh) basis. You pay a one-time fee to cover administrative costs.

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