Community Solar projects and the benefits being withheld from our communities

Community Solar projects and the benefits being withheld from our communities

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Those who often could benefit the most from clean, reliable, and affordable solar energy are often the ones who are least likely to have access to solar programs.


70% of the residential market is completely unable to access the energy savings that solar can provide because they either don’t own their home, have a shared or inadequate roof, or they don’t have the money that is needed upfront to install rooftop solar.


Over the past year and a half, Senator Hansen and other elected officials have been working together with the Sierra Club, Delaware Utilities, the Public Advocate, the Public Service Commission, DNREC, and the solar industry to draft [[[[BILL NUMBER]]], finally establishing a Community Solar For All program in Delaware.


Twenty other states have strong and inclusive Community Solar Programs. Community Solar allows those who cannot install rooftop solar to purchase a custom amount of energy from a larger project located elsewhere in the state.


Those who sign up for a community solar project under this legislation will be able to start seeing real savings on their electric bills on a monthly basis right away. The bill also requires that at least 15% of every project goes to help low-income families share in the benefits of Community Solar


If we can pass this legislation, everyone within the Delmarva service territory will have access to Community Solar and can save money on their electric bills.

 

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