Every community is unique. They all have different ways of coming together and organizing, and bringing solar is no exception.
These are some approaches and initiatives that can give you a sense of how to bring solar into your community, just don’t forget to add your unique community touch.
- Bulk purchasing – If you live in a sunny neighborhood, organize your neighbors, strengthen your community and go solar with reduced prices!
- Community-based financing – If individual homeowners don’t get enough sun on their roofs, they can join together to build and install a single larger solar installation and essentially lease roof space for an extended period of time (often 15-20 years).
- Solar schools – Learn, teach, energize and save with solar in your school!
- Solar Garden, Shared electricity or Virtual Net Metering – Through these community energy generating facilities, a solar project is developed anywhere with good solar access with community investment.