No rooftop, no problem as solar gardens pop up in communities

Not all homes are fit for solar panels, but that isn’t stopping communities from producing their own solar energy. More and more consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment dwellers to access renewable energy from small plots, modestly referred to as “solar gardens.” The energy produced is sold back to the local utility company while the consumers’ electric bills are reduced. So far community solar farms in the U.S. generate about 100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 30,000 homes. That number is expected to rise to 1.8 gigawatts as more states encourage development and provide financing for new solar gardens.

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No rooftop, no problem as solar gardens pop up in communities

Not all homes are fit for solar panels, but that isn’t stopping communities from producing their own solar energy. More and more consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment dwellers to access renewable energy from small plots, modestly referred to as “solar gardens.” The energy produced is sold back to the local utility company while the consumers’ electric bills are reduced. So far community solar farms in the U.S. generate about 100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 30,000 homes. That number is expected to rise to 1.8 gigawatts as more states encourage development and provide financing for new solar gardens.

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