Why am I being charged for Solar Community?

You are not paying for the installation costs of the solar array. However you are paying for the cost of the power generated by that array, as charged to MGED by the owners/operators of the array. This is typically a little higher than current wholesale energy costs but will remain fixed for the life of the contract. The project will also save costs by generating power locally and that savings should start by month 13. The monthly charge is based on the difference between the cost of the energy produced by the Solar Community project (as identified in the Solar Purchase Power Agreement) and the projected monthly energy charges (Purchase Power Charge and Purchase Power Adjustment) for the purchase of wholesale electricity.

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1. What is Community Solar?
2. Can anyone sign up for Solar Community?
3. What is the cost to me?
4. How will Solar Community appear on my bill?
5. What credits will I receive and how are they calculated?
6. Why am I being charged for Solar Community?
7. How long will the Solar Community Program last?
8. Can I cancel at any time?
9. How many shares are there in Solar Community Project 1 – Everett Street?
10. Is there a limit I can sign up for?
11. What if I don’t sign up until June? Will I still have to pay $5 per month for 12 months before I see a benefit credit?
12. What is the difference between MGED’s Solar Community and the solar Net Metering rate?
13. What’s the advantage to buying into shared solar instead of installing my own?
14. Where are the solar arrays located?