Shine Bright in Indiana: The Power of Community Solar

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Hoosiers across Indiana are seeking ways to save money on electricity and embrace clean energy. Community solar offers a revolutionary solution, allowing everyone to benefit from solar power, even if you can’t install panels on your own roof.

How Indiana’s Community Solar Works (or Why It Doesn’t… Yet)

Here’s a breakdown of community solar and its current status in Indiana:

  • National Landscape: Across the country, community solar allows individuals, businesses, and organizations to subscribe to a portion of a shared solar array, receiving bill credits based on their share of energy produced.
  • Indiana’s Situation: Unfortunately, Indiana has not yet legalized independent community solar programs. However, there are efforts underway to change this!

The Potential Benefits of Community Solar in Indiana

Even though Indiana doesn’t have independent community solar programs yet, here’s what Hoosiers can look forward to:

  • Cost Savings: Subscribers can save on their electricity bills, often 10-15%.
  • Accessibility: Renters, those with unsuitable roofs, or anyone who can’t afford a personal solar system can access solar benefits.
  • Environmental Impact: Supports clean energy generation and reduces reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Grid Resilience: Boosts local power grids, making them more reliable.
  • Community Investment: Community solar projects can bring economic development and jobs to local areas.

How Hoosiers Can Get Involved in Bringing Community Solar to Indiana

Here’s what you can do to advocate for community solar in Indiana:

  1. Stay Informed: Follow organizations like Hoosiers for Community Solar to stay updated on advocacy efforts.
  2. Contact Representatives: Voice your support for community solar to your state legislators.
  3. Spread Awareness: Talk to friends, family, and neighbors about the benefits of community solar and share resources on social media.


While Indiana hasn’t legalized independent community solar yet, there’s a bright future ahead. By staying informed and getting involved, Hoosiers can pave the way for a more sustainable and affordable energy future with community solar.