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About Community Solar


Power Without the Panels on Your Roof

Community Distributed Generation (CDG), often called “Community Solar” is a powerful solar option that increases access to clean solar energy for millions of people previously unable to go green. Think of Community Solar as a way of going solar with nothing on your roof.

Quick Facts


A glimpse at the community solar presence around the nation

50%


Of consumers and businesses are unable to put solar on their home or building

42


There are 42 states that have at least 1 community solar project on-line

19


States provide some sort of incentive for community solar projects

How It Works

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SOLAR FARMS GENERATE POWER
Developers like Green Street build large solar “farms” capable of generating enough power for hundreds of homes.
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ENERGY SENT TO THE GRID
The energy produced by the solar farm is sent to the electrical grid operated by your local utility company.
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POWER ALLOCATED TO METERS
The power received from the farm is distributed among all of the meters of community solar subscribers.
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RESIDENTS RECEIVE CREDIT
Residents who participate in the community solar program will save on their utility bill

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For the first time, people who live in multi-family buildings, rent an apartment, or have a home with a bad roof for solar can go green!

CHECK OUT OUR ACTIVE PROJECTS

About the Project

Located at 442 Greenwood street, Millbury is clocking in at 1.4 MW. The solar farm in the photo above is currently open for customers in National Grid WCMA load zone who can capitalize on a portion of the power produced by the array!

Half of our renewable energy recipients will be from a local college, and the remaining openings will be available to members of the Millbury community who are customers of National Grid. Click the link below to learn more and sign up for the program.

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About the Project

We’re excited to announce that construction is underway for the solar system that will provide clean, renewable energy for Westfield. Up to 250 Westfield residents will be able to participate in the Community Solar program.

Interested in participating? Please note the following requirements and important information, then sign up below:

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About the Project

We’re excited to announce that construction of the 810 kW rooftop system on Shrewsbury street is complete. The solar system will provide clean, renewable energy for West Boylston. Up to 50 Shrewsbury residents will be able to participate in the Community Solar program.

Interested in participating? You can find out more information about the program and sign up below:

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