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Shared solar supply, also known as Community Solar, is a solar panel system which supplies electric power and is shared by more than one household/business. For a more detailed explanation see: Community solar: What is it? or Community and Shared Solar.
All MGED customers that are in good standing are eligible to participate in the Community Solar Program. The maximum number of participants is 340
and the program is full. However, spots do open up and we are currently accepting waitlist applications: https://www.mged.com/322/MGED-Solar-Community-Project-2-Waitlist
Credits associated with each Solar Community Project you participate in will be listed as a separate line item as one consolidated amount on your bill.
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 25 kilowatt AC 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.
It's far less expensive and doesn't require a large space or roof. MGED Solar Community projects are designed to provide an opportunity to share in the benefits of locally produced power from a solar array without a major investment. It will give participants the chance to see for themselves how this power affects their bill and compares to the cost of our typical energy supplies. And if you want to install or lease your own solar array, you can do that too.
Solar array(s) for the Solar Community program will be installed at commercial/municipal locations within MGED's service territory. Current solar arrays projects completed or in the process are: