The Village of Bannockburn has partnered with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to participate in the state’s largest community solar program called the CS2 Residential and Small Commercial Program, which provides consumers easy and immediate access to new community solar farms in northern Illinois.
What is Community Solar?
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.
How does Community Solar Work?
Community solar projects generate electricity, and that power is delivered into the electric grid of the utility. The community solar project signs up subscribers and each subscriber receive 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.
What are the Benefits?
Subscribers will save 20% off the supply portion of their electricity bill. It is also an easy way to support clean energy generation in Illinois. In addition, you do not have to invest in solar rooftop panels, which may not be right for everyone.
How does Billing Work?
When you join the waitlist and a community solar project becomes available to accept new subscribers, you will be notified by the Program Administrator – MC Squared Services (MC2)- with an opportunity to enroll. After successfully completing the enrollment process, you will receive the net metering credits on your monthly 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.
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%. The 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.
How Do I Sign Up?
Visit Sign up now to join the waitlist. You will need your ComEd bill handy. You are not obligated to participate by putting your name on the waitlist. MC2 Services 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. You will receive two emails – one from MC2 Community Solar, and another from firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line E-signature needed for Illinois Shines Community Solar Disclosure Form). Be sure to fill out the disclosure form BEFORE clicking on “Click Here to Enroll”.
Contact MC Squared Energy Services at Solar@mc2energyservices.com or 833-970-3552.