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Community Solar FAQs

A community solar project is a single site solar installation that is shared by multiple subscribers. Community solar allows "subscribers" to receive net metering credits on their electricity bill and support the development of new renewable energy resources without needing to install any solar equipment on their residence. Community solar projects in Illinois are defined as no larger than 2,000 kW in peak capacity per site.
FEJA refers to legislation passed in 2016. FEJA made many changes to how energy policy works in Illinois, including enabling community solar. FEJA also includes new state administered programs called the Adjustable Block Program and Solar for All that help support community solar development, however community solar projects are not obligated to participate in these state programs.
Community solar projects generate electricity, and that power is delivered into the electric grid of the utility. The community solar project signs up subscribers, which can include virtually any electric customer within the Ameren and ComEd service territories. Each subscriber receives monthly net metering credits based on the size of their subscription, how much the community solar project generates, and the subscriber’s electricity supply arrangement. Each subscription is tied to a specific community solar project.
It is an easy way to support clean energy generation located within Illinois. Supporting these types of projects helps reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and support clean energy generation. In addition, you do not have to invest in a solar asset on your rooftop, which may not be right for everybody. You will receive a net metering credit on your monthly Ameren or ComEd electric utility bill for your share of the generation created by these projects. The mc² program does not have upfront costs, will not lock you into a long-term contract, and will provide savings if the subscriber follows a few simple steps.
When you join the Waitlist and a community solar project becomes available to accept new subscribers, you will be notified with an opportunity to enroll. After successfully completing the enrollment process, you will receive the net metering credits on your monthly Ameren or ComEd electric utility bill for your share of the generation created by your Community Solar project under the utility’s default electricity supply tariff service. See invoice examples. The net metering credits, based on your subscription, will appear on your monthly utility bill and will be credited against your total electricity utility costs. mc² then bills you for 80% of the net metering credits to your credit card and you Save 20%. mc² even shows you how your participation impacts the environment each month. See MC2 Bill Sample.
Most community solar projects in Illinois are still under development, and expected to be placed into operation in late 2020 through 2022. Community solar project developers typically seek subscribers in advance of the project start date.
The program is expected to start mid-year and will be available through Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services, LLC. (mc²). You do not have to be a current mc² electricity supply customer to participate. Updates and details will follow. Sign up if you are interested in the opportunity to become one of the subscribers in a community solar program. There is no obligation to participate in the program. This is a sign-up sheet to be notified when the enrollment opportunity for subscriptions is available.
Each community solar project will have capacity for a limited number of initial subscriptions (approximately 300 +/- residents) per project. Residents on the waitlist will be contacted as new community solar subscription opportunities become available through mc² as subscription agent for the project developer.
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Take part in the first wave of community solar projects being developed in Illinois. Residential customers in Illinois within the Ameren and ComEd electric utility service areas have a limited opportunity to participate as subscribers through mc² in community solar projects and save with net metering credits on your bill. Join the Waitlist today, and mc² will contact you with more information on the opportunity to become a subscriber to a new community solar project once the enrollment process is available.

Take part in the first wave of community solar projects being developed in Illinois. Residential customers in Illinois within the Ameren and ComEd electric utility service areas have a limited opportunity to participate as subscribers through mc² in community solar projects and save with net metering credits on your bill. Join the Waitlist today, and mc² will contact you with more information on the opportunity to become a subscriber to a new community solar project once the enrollment process is available.

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