Solar dividends are monthly cash payments that are generated from the sale of solar electricity and delivered to individuals as a guaranteed basic income.

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Why We Should Fund Basic Incomes From Solar Energy:

Basic income pilot programs have demonstrated their good effects.
Paying for a permanent program from taxes is difficult.
Instead, invest in community solar arrays that generate revenue from the sale of solar electricity.

Getting Started

Solar dividends are generated where the sun is, in your local community. These are the steps to setting up a community solar array to fund guaranteed basic incomes in your community.

Step 1

Determine your local solar resource.

Step 2

Determine the price you can sell solar electricity.

Step 3

Figure out how to organize to distribute the solar revenue fairly.

Step 4

Decide the size and location of installation.

Step 5

Obtain financing to build the solar array.

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