Clean Energy Collective builds a RooflessSolar (Community Solar) array within your utility’s service territory. Then, as clean power is produced by the RooflessSolar array, power is transferred to your local utility’s grid and distributed to customers across the territory. You, as a participant in the program, receive credit on your electric bill for the power produced by your system located within the array.
Savings will be determined by the size of your system and the bill credit rates provided by your local utility.
You can select your system online or work with a Clean Energy Collective Solar Specialist to customize a proposal that will provide your estimated monthly and lifetime savings.
The cost of a RooflessSolar system varies depending on the available options in your market, your system size, and the individualized system selections. We suggest working with a Solar Specialist to determine which participation option is best for you.
No. All maintenance is handled by Clean Energy Collective. CEC handles all operations and maintenance of the RooflessSolar array. In maintaining the system, we monitor production, file any necessary claims against equipment warranties, and replace otherwise damaged equipment.
It's out of sight and out of mind!
Many homes and businesses are not ideal for the installation of traditional rooftop solar for reasons including shading limitations, shared rooftop ownership, structural issues, accessibility for maintenance, and HOA limitations, to name a few. Because RooflessSolar is not located on your property, any electric customer – even renters - can participate. RooflessSolar is ideally sited and oriented towards the sun, ensuring optimal solar production with commercial grade equipment.
No! This is one of the many benefits of owning solar with CEC. Anyone with an electric bill is eligible to purchase solar panels, including both homeowners and renters.
As a CEC customer, you can log on to your My Own Clean Energy account via the CEC website.
There you can see your system's details, review your customer documents, and access real-time information about your portion of the array's production, bill credits, and positive environmental impact.
You are purchasing and owning specific solar panels that are mounted in the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) Community Solar array that is operated and maintained by Clean Energy Collective.
Yes. CEC has a great financing program for community solar customers. The Clean Energy Loan Program is a low-cost, long-term loan program designed by CEC in partnership with Sooper Credit Union. Interest rates start as low as 2.25% and there are zero-down options available as well. Click here to read more about CEC's financing options.
No. CEC takes care of everything so that you don't have the hassle of filling out tax credit forms or rebate applications. CEC takes advantage of the rebates and tax credits, passing on the savings to you for a hassle-free experience, year after year. Most importantly, you won't have to come up with the additional out-of-pocket costs and then wait around for your rebate and tax credits to come back to you.
No. All of the insurance, management and maintenance for the systems are included in the initial sales price and escrow program. As a customer you will not have to pay any additional out of pocket fees.
Absolutely - as long as panels are available. At any time, SMPA Community Solar customers may purchase as many panels as it takes to offset their SMPA energy bills.
Your bill will be credited for the power generated by your panels at a set contract purchase price from SMPA.
As an SMPA Community Solar customer, you will own the rights to the power that your panels produce. SMPA has agreed to buy this energy at a good rate, in the form of credits directly on your bill.
Power produced by your SMPA Community Solar panels will be purchased by SMPA under a power purchase agreement. The rate paid for the power inflates each year, meaning your estimated savings will increase each year and help protect you from rising energy costs.
The CEC estimates that the average system will pay for themselves in 15-16 years.
Thanks to our Operations and Maintenance Program, our equipment will last longer and produce more power than the average rooftop PV system.
The CEC accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.