There's a lot of talk these days about solar energy. Is it really worth the investment? How does it save you money in the long run? And what are your options for going solar? In this comprehensive guide, we'll answer all of your questions about solar and how it can help you save on your energy bills!
What are my solar energy options?
Both community solar and rooftop solar have their own benefits and drawbacks, so it ultimately depends on what you're looking for and your own individual circumstances to account for.
If you're looking for an option that's low-cost, low-stress, and easy to sign up for, community solar is the way to go. All you have to do is find a community solar project in your area, sign up for membership, and start saving on your electricity bill. Plus, community solar projects are becoming increasingly common across the country, so it's likely that there's one near you.
Installing rooftop or ground mount solar is a great option if you want more control over your energy spending since the solar design is based uniquely on your own home. These solar installations are a bigger investment that will require more planning and consideration on your end. It's also important to consider your home's sun exposure and roof condition when deciding which option solar is right for you- if you have poor sun exposure and/or roof condition, rooftop or ground mount solar might not be a viable option for you.
What is community solar?
A community solar project is a large, central solar power plant, whose electricity is shared by more than a single property. While the size of a residential solar installation is measured in kilowatts, community solar projects are measured in megawatts, meaning that a single community solar project can power hundreds or even thousands of homes. Community solar is also often referred to as roofless solar, solar gardens, or shared solar.
How do I save money with solar?
Community solar works by allowing people to subscribe to a portion of a larger solar array. The power generated by the array is then credited to the subscribers' electricity bills, offsetting their energy costs. With ClearPath Energy's community solar program, our subscribers save up to 10% on their utility bills every month.
Which option is better for you really depends on what you're looking for and your own individual circumstances to account for. If you're looking for a reputable and trusted community solar company, help is out there to get you started- contact us at ClearPath Energy so we can talk to you about how it works and sign you up and start saving!
Still have questions? Check out our comprehensive guide to community solar!