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No rooftop, no problem as solar gardens pop up in US communities

More consumers are buying into farms that allow access to renewable energy produced on small neighbourhood plots

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Community solar farms are already permitted in 14 US states, with about 100 megawatts in operation, enough to power about 30,000 homes. That includes California and New York.

New York

IT'S like rooftop solar, without the rooftops.

A growing number of consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment dwellers to access renewable energy produced on neighbourhood plots that can be small enough to host a little league baseball