What is Community Solar?
Community Solar could actually be a number of things. It could be a community-owned solar installation, like at your local community center. It could be a publicly-located project funded through donations from community members. It could also be a bulk purchase of solar.

Community Shared Solar or Community Solar Gardens (which are the same thing) specifically refer to projects "whereby subscribers (at least 5) receive a bill credit for the electricity generated in proposition to the size of their subscription."

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1. What is Community Solar?
2. Where did the name Community Solar Gardens come from?
3. Do I subscribe upfront? Is it a one-time subscription?
4. What am I purchasing when I become a subscriber?
5. How much can I buy?
6. How much does it cost?
7. What if I start using more energy?
8. What happens to my subscription if I move?
9. Who can participate?
10. Will my energy bill go up, down, or stay the same?
11. Can I claim that my home or business is solar powered?
12. Is the credit to my bill taxable income? Is the annual account settlement taxable?
13. How do I choose a developer?
14. What makes for a good Host Site?
15. Can a host site use energy generated on its roof (or a portion of it)?
16. What is the role of Finance?
17. What is the role of the Utility?
18. What is a Site Assessor?
19. What do the Outreach Partners do?
20. What are the Solar Gardens by Utility Territory & CERT region?
21. How can I subscribe to a community solar garden?
22. What are the Subscriber Requirements?