What is the difference between MGED’s Solar Community and the solar Net Metering rate?

The solar Net Metering rate is for customers who choose to purchase, install and operate solar generation equipment on their own property, limited to a 10 kilowatt (direct current) size.

The Solar Community Program is a community shared solar program for customers who opt to share the benefits/risks of a large solar array installed within the MGED service territory without incurring the capital cost of installation.

These programs are independent from each other. MGED customers are welcome to participate in both programs.

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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?