"Community Solar Is About to Get a Surge in Federal Funding"

"The Inflation Reduction Act includes money to help develop subscription-based solar programs."

"On a farm field east of Faribault, Minnesota, a 1.3-megawatt solar array provides electricity to serve about 180 subscribers.

The project, which occupies about six acres, is an example of community solar—also called “shared solar” or “solar gardens”—a kind of development in which subscribers receive credits on their monthly utility bills for the solar electricity produced.

Community solar is poised to become much more common thanks to a new $7 billion fund tied to the Inflation Reduction Act. The EPA began the process of setting up the fund last week."

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News February 23, 2023.

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/24/2023