Community solar projects offer utility customers a simple way to go solar by signing up for a program to procure their energy from a large scale solar project offered by the utility. Community solar is a great alternative if you want to go solar but you may not have the perfect roof to install solar.
Renters, small businesses, or people who don’t want to make a major upfront investment invest in community solar projects by buying shares or buying panels (depending on the details of the program).
Deb Erwin, Manager of Regulatory Policy at Xcel Energy stops by the studio to talk about community solar projects in MN and WI and how they are different.
Kaya Freiman and Jillian Page of Madison Gas and Electric talk about MGE’s Shared Solar program and how you can tap into this new opportunity to go solar. The shared solar program allows business and residential customers to buy shares of the solar project to meet up to 50% of their annual electricity usage. Learn more at the shared solar program website.