Three Things You Should Know When Considering Community Solar

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Running a business shouldn’t cost you more than necessary. There are key ways to both positively impact the environment and your business’s bottom line that you probably haven’t considered before. Community solar is one of the best energy solutions for mid-market businesses looking to lower their monthly utility bill. If you’re looking at your energy bill and wondering how it got so costly, there’s a chance you’re missing out on an innovative opportunity to turn your total spending around.  

So, what do you need to know before participating in a community solar project? 

Community solar is not the same as group purchasing 

Community solar is often confused with group purchasing since it’s similar in nature. Group purchasing allows a group of businesses to purchase their own individual solar systems at bulk rates through a solar installation company. A community solar project, on the other hand, is a subscription-based model that connects hundreds of businesses and residential properties to a single utility-scale solar farm. This solar project provides substantial renewable power back into the grid, reducing community dependence on fossil fuel-generated power, and improving grid resilience. Each local utility account can subscribe to the solar project and receive a line-item discount on their monthly utility bill – all for free. 

You don’t have to worry about your rooftop. 

Rooftop leasing is a real thing, but your roof is not required to participate in a community solar project. The solar panels you’re looking for won’t be on your roof—your business will instead be connected to a local solar farm off-site at another location within your community. You won’t have to worry about the size of your business to qualify either. You immediately start earning solar credits for your portion of the energy being produced. There are no pipes, no wires, no problem.   

Solar is a much more sustainable resource than fossil fuels 

Part of the allure of a community solar project is how much it can reduce a company’s carbon footprint. For those invested in more sustainable practices, aside from the obvious financial benefits, consumers are looking for brands that honor the environment and the growing challenges we are currently facing in today’s climate. Shifting towards cleaner practices not only supports your community, but also offers an added advantage of positive PR.  

Catalyst Power offers community solar for free. 

Catalyst Power saves businesses like yours time and money because we supply, operate, and maintain an on-site solar array for you—and get this—at no cost to you. But on-site solar isn’t for everyone! Our off-site community solar service offers you a chance to lower your monthly energy costs without the hassle of panels on your location. What can you do with the extra 10% you save every month? That’s up to you, but you can leave your energy strategy up to us. We specialize in commercial and industrial energy needs to bring you the best products and services the industry has to offer. 

 Contact us today and connect with one of our agents.