Join Community Solar to Save Money, Get Green Energy
Residents in Deerfield and throughout the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium (“Consortium”) communities will be able to access Community Solar subscriptions through the CS2 Residential and Small Commercial Program starting in October. The CS2 Program is a partnership between the Consortium communities and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to provide residential and small commercial consumers easy and immediate access to new community solar farms under development in northern Illinois.
Community Solar allows consumers to claim a portion of the electricity generated by a centralized community solar farm with a subscription. Subscribers receive “net metering credits” from ComEd on to their monthly utility bill for their portion of the energy generated by the community solar farm. The CS2 Program is designed to help residents access this new approach to solar and help accelerate Illinois’ transition towards renewables.
Once subscribed to a community solar farm through the CS2 Program, residents will receive bill credits from ComEd for their portion of the community solar farm’s monthly generation (a process termed “net metering”). After paying their monthly subscription fees, residents will realize a 20% discount from their annual ComEd energy supply charges.
The CS2 Program is the largest municipally sponsored Community Solar program in Illinois and is available to all residential and small commercial accounts in the Consortium communities receiving default rate service from ComEd. To protect consumers, the CS2 Program does not require a credit check and will not charge any enrollment or termination fees.
Click here to learn more and sign up for the program.