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Who is responsible for operating and maintaining the solar farm?

OYA Renewables or its long-term ownership group (through local subcontractors) will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the solar farm. Operation and maintenance typically require a visit to site a few times per year for vegetation management, snow removal, and mechanical maintenance.

Where is the power that is generated from the farm used?

The electricity that is produced by the solar farm is fed into the local electricity grid and is physically delivered to various energy users by the utility.

Can I still use my property for other uses even with the solar farm on it?

Yes. Many of the landowners only lease us a portion of their property and use the remaining land to continue farming or operating their business. Until construction start you would continue to use the land as you always have, with the caveat that you would not do anything to the land that would prevent our construction or operation of the solar system. For example, we ask that you not build any obstructions that would shade our solar system in the future.

Will I have to install solar panels on my building?

No. The community solar subscription option is perfect for people who want to save money with green energy but do not have a roof or other suitable place to install solar panels.

Are there signup or ongoing fees for being a subscriber?

No. There are no initial or ongoing fees payable to OYA or the utility for being a community solar subscriber. We do recommend that subscribers seek legal advice before signing any contract which would be at the subscriber’s cost.

How long will my agreement last?

Depending on the metering class from the utility, the term can last anywhere from 5-25 years with various extension options. This will be clear and known up front after we review your utility bills.

What happens at night when I need power and there is no sun?

You will still be purchasing power from your local utility and will still be connected to the utility grid so you will have power when you need it.

Will I still receive a bill from the utility?

Yes. Depending on the state and utility you will either receive all of your community solar crediting on the same bill, or you will also receive a separate bill from OYA. Please contact us for specific clarity for your state.

How do I participate?

Subscribers sign a subscription agreement to receive bill credits from the project at a 10% discount.

The subscription agreement entitles the subscriber to receive a defined percentage of the bill credits that are produced by the project during the term of the agreement. In effect, customers sign up to receive a ‘share’ of the solar project’s bill credits.