What is community solar?*
The U.S. Department of Energy defines community solar as any solar project or purchasing program, within a geographic area, in which the benefits of a solar project flow to multiple customers such as individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and other groups. In most cases, customers are benefitting from energy generated by solar panels at an off-site array… Community solar can be a great option for people who are unable to install solar panels on their roofs because they don’t own their homes, have insufficient solar resources or roof conditions to support a rooftop [photovoltaic] PV system due to shading, roof size, or other factors, or for financial/other reasons.
Annapolis Green partners with Neighborhood Sun, a Maryland company that provides community solar service that enables customers to obtain renewable energy while saving money. Every Neighborhood Sun subscription made through the Annapolis Green results in a donation to Annapolis Green. It’s a great three-way benefit: