Community solar allows individuals to be part of a solar purchasing program within their community. Community solar is also made for people who cannot install rooftop solar due to upfront costs, location, or rental status. It uses unused spaces, such as community buildings, brownfields, and warehouses. Then the project distributes the power to the surrounding community making the grid more resilient and reliable. Typically, community solar customers receive a credit on their electric bill for the energy their portion of the solar project produces. Since community solar is privately funded, it allows Hoosiers to choose their energy source while bringing more economic growth opportunities to Indiana. Unfortunately, Indiana does not currently allow 3rd party community solar even though 1/3 of states have policies allowing it.