Solar energy, also for `` millennials '', with solar communities
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Of millennials for millennials And also for those who come from behind, like Gen Z. For them, as well as for the millions of Americans for whom solar home systems are light years away due to their high cost or because of the rental, the non-profit organization Solstice, founded by young women Sandhya Murali and Steph Speirs, offers an alternative that makes clean energy available: solar communities.

With them, the entity ensures that it is necessary “Solar to all Americans”. This is so because this model “Changing the rules of the game”. For this, anyone interested in benefiting from clean energy, but without having access to it, can do so not with the purchase of the corresponding system and installation in their house, but with the simple subscription to a solar garden at large scale.

In this way, without any installation (and without the costs that this implies), Anyone who enrolls in these communities can see their annual electricity costs reduced by an average of 10%. To this advantage is added another: the environmental impact caused by this action, which reduces emissions and pollution in the community.

“Solar communities are the most affordable alternative to solar energy”, defend themselves against this NGO created by two very young experts who, thus, eliminate the barriers to access to renewable energies of members of their generation, those who come from behind and, in general, Americans who cannot install systems collection of solar energy.

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Joining this initiative is easy. For this, anyone interested will stay with their usual energy supplier. In the meantime, Solstice will search for a nearby solar farm, determine how much energy the interested party needs and, finally, reserve the necessary panels for the installation.

Thus, without changing your homes and without paying fees in advance, what members of these communities will receive will be credits on their bills which translate into savings of between 5 and 15% of annual expenses.

“We want to bring solar energy to tenants, to young people, to communities with few resources … in short, to those who need to save the most”, says the NGO. To do this, it is moving towards what years of industrial development and public subsidies have achieved practically nowhere: that access to this source of clean energy be extended, including among those who do not have sufficient resources to face it, among these are the youngest.

To this end, the efforts of this entity are continuing, focusing on three areas: working with developers to promote the construction of community solar installations; help neighboring communities connect to these solar gardens and, finally, monitor that each registrant receives a credit on their bill for the clean energy generated by their portion in the solar garden.

In this line, the entity has just commissioned a new solar community project in New York State with more than 8 megawatts of energy. With three plots of up to eleven acres each (about 4.4 hectares), the project, the most recent promoted by the NGO, has the capacity to bring solar power to 400 families. However, it is estimated that 90 million American homes still see their access to solar energy limited due to issues such as the high investment required or lack of space.