Most homeowners and renters have to pay electricity bills from their utility each month. In many states, electricity customers don’t even have a choice around which provider they use. Community solar offers an easy, sustainable way to take your electricity use into your own hands. With shared solar, you can choose to use the solar energy generated by a large solar array located in your community.
As you start to think about investing in community shared solar, you’ll encounter new and unfamiliar terminology and policies. The best way to understand all of the terms and conditions that are included in your shared solar options is to comparison-shop in a community solar marketplace.
When you explore your options through EnergySage’s Community Solar Marketplace™, you can ensure that you have all of the relevant information in front of you before making a purchase. At EnergySage, we encourage every homeowner or business considering shared solar to compare multiple offers, rather than working with a single shared solar provider. Our online platform will provide a list of community solar projects in your area.
EnergySage recommends that you engage with 2 to 3 providers of roofless solar options in order to understand the trade-offs between each option and ensure that you maximize your return on solar investment. Take the time to review all of your community solar offers, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the key differences between the proposals.
Comparing solar offers is important, but it can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons between providers. Every community solar provider has their own set of terms and conditions that impact your long-term solar savings. To compare all of the offers in your area, use a tool like the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace™, which provides up-front, standardized information about shared solar offerings across different states and providers. Below are the key points for you to consider as you compare your community solar options.