Community Solar FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions


What is a community solar facility?

Community Solar is a large centrally located solar-electric system that benefits multiple participants in the community. This program is designed to allow interested Roseville residents to participate in a solar project and receive the benefits equal to that of a roof top solar system, even if they do not have access to their roof.

Who is eligible to participate?

For the pilot project, participants must be served by Roseville Electric Utility and be on a residential electric rate.

How does the power I purchase get to my house?

The power provided by the solar facility is not directly fed into the customer’s individual residence.  The energy generated goes into Roseville Electric Utility’s electric grid.  As a result of a 'virtual net meter', customers receive the appropriate credit for the energy generated each month at the solar farm.

What if I live in an apartment, condominium or rent a home?

This project is perfect for residents that rent or do not have access to their roof. It also can move with you, as long as you stay within Roseville Electric Utility’s service territory.

When can I sign up?

 Roseville Electric Utility has recently issued a Request for Proposal. Once these responses have been received and reviewed, a recommendation with be presented to City Council. At that time, we may proceed with the project and begin enrolling interested residents. When a final program design is developed, more information will be made available.