What is a Sunscription? What am I paying for?

What is a Sunscription? What am I paying for?

A Sunscription is designed to save money by allowing you to subscribe to a portion of a Solar Garden, rather than owning the actual materials. Through the community solar program, your energy company purchases the energy from the Solar Garden through monetary Bill Credits applied right to your electric bill.

US Solar designs, constructs, and operates Solar Gardens. US Solar also organizes the financing for the Solar Garden, so that you have no up-front costs. Your monthly payment to US Solar goes towards covering those initial project costs and the planned maintenance of the Solar Garden.
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