Community Solar allows homeowners, renters, and businesses to benefit from clean energy produced by local solar farms, while lowering their monthly utility bills. These are offsite solar farms, so there is no installation of panels on your property or roof. Electricity customers virtually subscribe to receive solar credits from a local solar farm located within their utility.
Community Solar exists in most states throughout the US in various forms. In the State of New York for example, Community Solar is regulated by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), while the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority
offers incentive to develop community solar projects.