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OPPD's community solar program to allow customers renewable energy options

Posted: 7:21 AM, Apr 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-25 08:21:17-04
OPPD offering community solar program

OPPD will soon make it easier for you to reduce your carbon footprint.

The energy company started its community solar program earlier this month, as a way for customers to get in on the use of solar panels without the hassle (and costliness) of installing them at your home.

In order to sign up for the community solar program, you will pay a one-time $100 fee, which is refundable. You can then subscribe to one or more shares of the energy produced.

OPPD tells us each share represents 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Every month, those who participate in the program will see a charge for a separate item on their bill.

The program is being offered to both commercial and residential customers.

OPPD Product Specialist Tricia McKnight says the program works for everyone.

"People who cannot afford to put rooftop solar on their house, or even if it works at their house (maybe they rent) [or] maybe they live in an HOA that doesn't allow rooftop solar," McKnight said. This is an option for them to be able to participate in in community solar and still be able to say that they have solar as a part of their generation."

The solar array is currently under construction in Washington County, OPPD says they expect to complete the project by June 30.

You can find more information by visiting OPPDs website at, https://www.oppd.com/residential/products-services/community-solar-program/