For solar advocates who live in apartments or have shady roofs, or those who don't have the means to install their own array but want to be part of the solar movement, there's community solar.
But not so much in Pennsylvania.
Community solar can mean several things, and all of them are
difficult to accomplish in the state. At its most basic, it's a group of
people chipping in to finance the installation of a single solar
project. They could be donors, who receive no returns from the project.
Or they could form a cooperative or even a for-profit company and reap
the tax benefits of investing in solar.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2013/11/03/Community-solar-finding-its-way-here/stories/201311030115