Community Solar

What is community solar anyway?

Since the 1970s, meeting our energy needs by harnessing the Sun has been viewed as a promising alternative to fossil fuels. Today, solar is the world’s fastest growing source of electricity. Over the past decade, more than 2 million homes and businesses in the U.S. have installed solar panels on their roofs or property. As the popularity of solar has grown, new approaches have emerged for making this clean and completely renewable energy source available to all.

Here’s how solar works:

Our nearest star the Sun releases an astounding 384.6 septillion watts of energy every second! Of that massive output, approximately 174,000,000,000,000,000, or 174 quadrillion watts reaches the Earth. So there’s plenty to go around!

Using photovoltaic (PV) panels, sunlight (photons) is trapped and converted into direct current (DC) energy. As an alternative to coal, natural gas, and diesel power stations, solar is a much better choice for you and the planet. Solar is reliable, clean, and delivered to your home or business day or night, regardless of weather conditions.

We’re all in this together

Not everyone has the resources to install solar panels on their roofs or is willing to sign a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). To continue to move the nation toward clean, renewable power sources, a variety of energy sharing models have emerged. Thanks to legislation at the federal and state levels, a new model for tapping into the incredible power of the sun was created: Community solar programs.

 Joining a community solar program provides millions of consumers with a less costly and more convenient way to power their homes and reduce their carbon footprint.

 We Solar is proud to be a part of the Energy Revolution.