Come Together with Community Solar
What is Shared Solar?
We are developing a new community solar program for our customers called SharedSolar. We want to support customers who want renewable power and own solar panels but for many reasons, there are unable to participate in rooftop solar. Many households and businesses do not have access to solar because they rent, live in multi-tenant buildings, have roofs that are unable to host a solar system, or experience some other mitigating factor.
Our community solar or SharedSolar program will provide homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. This program will expand access to solar for all, including in particular low-to-moderate income customers most impacted by a lack of access, all while building a stronger, distributed, and more resilient electric grid.
SharedSolar program will allow multiple customers/subscribers to receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced from the community solar project. There are many more details to be developed before the program is launched. If you are interested in learning more SharedSolar or want to part of this new exciting program, please submit your information below.Receive Updates
UMPA SharedSolar Project Plans
UMPA plans to develop a 2-megawatt solar plant in Spanish Fork. The project is intended to start late 2018 and be operational in the summer of 2019. Visit our project plans page on this website for more information.Project Plans
Why Support Community Solar
Have you ever wanted to save money and the planet by participating in the solar power movement? But maybe you don’t have a lot of loose cash to invest or maybe you rent an apartment or live in a condo where you could not possibly install your own photo-electric array?
Good news: the Utah Municipal Power Association (UMPA), which supplies electricity to Provo, Spanish Fork and several other cities is working on setting up a community solar project.
Community solar is a system where customers can buy some part of a large “farm” of solar panels. That allows them to get the benefits of renewable energy without having to install solar panels on their own roof or yard.
It will be a real breakthrough for everyone who would like to “go solar” and want ownership beyond what is offered through programs like “SelectGreen.” With community solar, you will buy a panel or two or maybe twenty and save money in the long run.
Details are being worked out, but you will be able to buy one or many more panels and have the electricity they produce reduce both your power bill and your carbon footprint.
Stay tuned for more information on this later.
Don Jarvis, Chair, Provo Sustainability and Natural Resources Committee