Don't own your home? Don't have enough space on your roof? Roof face the wrong direction? Don't despair - you can still benefit from solar without putting it on your roof!
PG&E will soon offer its customers an option to buy solar energy to account for 100% of their electricity needs, in part of a statewide effort to provide clean energy to Californians who aren't able to have solar on their homes.
This process is commonly called community solar, and refers to a process to allow people to own a stake of clean energy, and see the benefits reflected on their energy bills, without having solar installed on their own roof.
Read more here : http://www.forbes.com/sites/uciliawang/2015/01/30/what-is-community-solar-its-coming-to-california/