What Is Community Solar

With no upfront costs and nothing to install, it’s the easiest way to benefit from solar energy.

Mention solar energy and most people will immediately picture those panels popping up on roofs all over their neighborhood. However, for many people, that is not a viable option. A solar farm provides people with an easy way to benefit from solar energy without putting panels on their roofs.

A solar farm, sometimes called a solar garden, is a power plant whose electricity is generated by capturing energy from the sun. The electricity is then distributed via the utility grid. People can subscribe to a solar farm and receive a credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced.

Community solar is the smart choice.

Solar Energy

Available to Homeowners & Renters

Monthly Savings on Electricity

No Up-Front Costs

Nothing to Install

How does it work?

Based on your annual electricity usage, Ampion assigns you a share of a solar farm’s total production. Your subscription claims this share.

The solar farm produces electricity on your behalf. Each subscriber receives credit for the amount of electricity produced by their share of the solar farm.

The electricity is delivered to the utility grid where it is used by the public.

The utility company sends you a monthly invoice, as it always has, with your credit applied. You pay the difference if any. Any excess credit you receive will roll over onto future bills.

Ampion invoices you for your subscription and collects your payment.

Advocate for 
clean energy.

The Investment Tax Credit (aka HR 3961) is one of the most successful clean energy policies ever passed and has helped support a robust solar industry in the United States.

Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has:

  • Created more than 200,000 jobs
  • Invested $140 billion into the U.S. economy
  • Increased solar deployment by more than 10,000%
  • Grown by an average annual rate of 52% each year

Despite this massive success, the ITC has already begun stepping down ahead of a complete elimination of the credit for residential systems in 2022, while the commercial credit drops to 10%.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have stated their commitment to addressing climate change and developing solutions to reduce our nation’s carbon emissions. Please let them know that you support extending the Solar ITC as part of this solution. Thanks!

Learn more about community solar.

Read our FAQs about solar farms and the billing process.