A community solar garden is typically a large scale solar installation that allows individuals or businesses (subscribers) to obtain their energy from solar even if they are not able to utilize their home/roof. The Solar gardens output is fed directly into the utility via an interconnection to the grid. Based upon the output of the system, the subscribers portion of the gardens production will be credited on their bill from the utility.
Community Solar Fact in the USA: An estimated 85% of U.S. residents can neither own nor lease systems because their roofs are physically unsuitable for solar or because they live in multi-family housing.
Community solar is a simple way to enjoy clean renewable energy at a price that beats your current utility bill.
Greenway Solar’s community solar gardens are for those that want to save money while pursuing a greener way to consume energy, but do not want to put up with hassle of panels on your roof or do not have a home suitable for solar panels. You, along with others who are committed to renewable energy, subscribe to a percentage of energy produced by our community solar garden to receive credits towards your utility bill.
Solar PV panels are installed in suitable locations to produce renewable energy in the form of a community solar garden.
Subscribers purchase the right to receive bill credits associated with a percentage of the energy.
The subscribers utility bill is credited with power created by their percentage of the solar garden.
Greenway Solar wants to work with you to help you decide if going green with renewable energy from a community solar garden is right for you.
A typical Minnesota home uses 800 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month. That means with no upfront cost the typical Minnesota home could save $125 the first year of switching to community solar garden. Using this clean energy is also equivalent to planting 169 trees and offsetting 15,500 miles of car emissions. And those statistics are only from the first year!
We will consult with you and calculate how much solar would best fit your energy usage.
Become a solar subscriber to purchase renewable energy from the local community solar garden.
See your utility bill decrease as you are credited for the power your solar subscription produces.
This project is an example of what can happen when individuals and organizations come together to build something that is a benefit to our local community and the planet we inhabit. We have partnered with like-minded organizations that are all contributing in different ways to the success of this project. To learn more about these companies click on them below.