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What is Community Solar?
Most simply, community solar is solar energy that is generated from a central location and shared by multiple owners or subscribers. That means you don’t need your own rooftop panels to get the benefits of solar. The Oregon Community Solar Program gives customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and Idaho Power the option to subscribe to a community solar project and receive credits back on their utility bill.
Here’s how it works:
- Choose a solar project, sign up, and pay a monthly subscription fee for the energy generated by local solar panels. Solar projects can be developed by businesses, schools, churches, homeowners’ associations, and more!
- The solar project generates energy for the power grid.
- You get a credit back on your utility bill for your portion of energy generated by the project.
Who is Eligible?
Most customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and Idaho Power can subscribe to a solar project in their area, including renters, businesses, and nonprofits. Learn more about eligibility at the link below.
The Oregon Community Solar Program was uniquely designed to expand solar access for low-income utility customers. Find out if you qualify for discounted rates.