Community Solar Program
The Palatine Village Council voted on October 17, 2022 to support joining a community solar program. The Council heard a presentation on the MC2 community solar program and benefits to residents and subsequently passed a resolution of support.
A community solar project is a single site solar installation 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 equipment on their property. Community solar projects in Illinois are defined as no larger than 2,000 kW in peak capacity per site.
What are the Benefits?
When Palatine residents join a solar array, they will save 20% on electricity costs for solar generation credits achieved. Community Solar 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 ComEd electric utility bill for your share of the generation created by these projects.
How Do I Sign-Up?
Things are still in progress as we set up the program. Check back here for more updates. Eventually, you can join the MC Squared Community Solar waitlist. You will need your ComEd bill handy to sign up. In order for your application to be approved, ComEd must be listed as your supplier on your bill. MC Squared Energy Services LLC will be handling all of the sign-ups and account administration. Once you have submitted your information, they will contact you when a solar farm is ready.
Have you joined the community solar waitlist? When it's your turn to enroll, you will receive an email from MC2 Community Solar (firstname.lastname@example.org) informing you of your eligibility. This enrollment notice will be customized to your account and will provide a personal savings estimate. After receiving this email, you have five days to enroll before the next person on the list is selected. Click the green "Click Here to Enroll" button to start receiving savings as a subscriber. If you'd like to pass on the offer, click the gray "Click Here to be Removed from the Waitlist" button.
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You do not need to contact the Village of Palatine to participate in the program. Contact MC Squared Energy Services at email@example.com or 833-949-2810. If you have questions or problems signing up, you can reach out to the Village Manager's Office at 847-359-9050.