Community Solar

Here’s How Much You Can Save With Community Solar

Saving money is one of the biggest reasons that Americans are increasingly choosing to switch to solar energy. In fact, Solstice was founded for this very purpose: to bring affordable renewable energy to every American. Let’s get one thing out of the way. It’s true, if your main goal is to maximize your long-term savings,…

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Community Solar and the Local, Sharing Economy

It can feel like a contradiction: In an era of cheap air travel and video conferences, communities from around the world are taking up the call to ‘go local’. As the harmful effects of globalization have become increasingly apparent, resistance has taken many forms. People trade their cars for ride sharing apps and public transit,…

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Here’s How Community Solar Farms Can Be Developed to Protect Their Local Environment

Solar energy provides many benefits compared to fossil fuel generation, perhaps most notably the ability to address large-scale environmental problems like pollution and climate change. But like many of you, we’re also concerned with our solar farms’ local impacts. If a solar farm is developed without considering effects to its local environment, it can harm…

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Solstice Makes it Easy to Sign Up for Community Solar

Solstice was founded on the knowledge that nearly four out of every five Americans can’t get access to rooftop solar, and the belief that community solar―a central solar installation to which nearby residents can subscribe, in exchange for renewable energy and electric bill savings― can bring affordable renewable energy to each of those households. This…

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Reaffirming Values in a Growing Company

Just a year ago, Solstice was comprised of five full-time team members, largely volunteering their time for the organization’s mission and working out of a collection of donated office spaces. As they began to gain real traction with customers and investors, the team sat down in 2016 and distilled their shared ethics into five core…

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Why Community Solar Can Solve the Solar Energy Access Problem

Only 13 percent of households with rooftop solar earn less than $45,000 per year, even though this group of Americans makes up a full quarter of the US population. This imbalance reflects the fact that low- and middle-income (LMI) communities, which also are disproportionately affected by air pollution and climate change, have to overcome systemic…

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Does Community Solar Power My Home?

Some skeptics point out that the energy from your local solar garden will have to flow through the electricity grid to reach your home. But while there might be some level of satisfaction from using electrons produced on your very own rooftop, many overestimate the independence that on-property solar affords its owners. Community Solar is…

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How Does Community Solar Benefit the Environment?

It can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ‘going green’… so we wanted to answer one of the most pressing questions our customers have: How does community solar benefit the environment? It can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ‘going green,’ and misinformation about solar…

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Solar Gardens: A Community Garden for Clean Energy

Massive farms produce the bulk of our food, but their cost-saving measures often result in mistreatment of animals, and healthy, fresh food is often less available in poorer neighborhoods. Community gardens have been an alternative food source for some, meeting both needs and values–and now community solar gardens are doing the same for energy. Community Gardens Bridge…

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