Frequently asked questions about billing for the Community Solar program.
How is my bill calculated?
Each subscribed block of solar energy through the Community Solar program will be billed at the Community Solar rate each month. This is the # of blocks enrolled*100 kWh x $.xxxx/kWh (Community Solar rate). The same amount of kWh (# of blocks enrolled*100 kWh) will be deducted from your regular rate. For example; if you are enrolled for 3 blocks of Community Solar and your current monthly usage is 990 kWh you will be billed 3 blocks x 100 kWh/block * $.xxxx/kWh(Community solar rate) = $xx.xx Plus the regular energy rate * (990 kWh – 300 kWh) plus other applicable monthly charges. The Community Solar rate will be finalized and available when we begin enrollment in the program.
Are there any fees or costs associated with signing up for Community Solar?
There is a one-time fee of $25/per each 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) block (e.g., 5 -100 kWh blocks = $125 one-time fee). This is a one-time fee that will be used to aid in the construction of the energy center. The fee is non-refundable after the Community Solar energy center is committed to construction. The fee is subject to municipal taxes. Additionally, you will pay a different rate for the amount of kWh you subscribe to through the Community Solar program. See the question regarding how your bill is calculated under Billing.
Am I eligible for the federal tax rebate known as the Investment Tax Credit?
No. To be eligible for this tax credit, you must do a direct install on your property. You are purchasing blocks from a community project.