Well then you may really be in luck. Vermont was the first state to allow group net metering when it passed legislation in 2003 and today about 12 states allow groups to come together to invest in solar power and receive credits after the energy is delivered into the power grid.
I got this from an article I saw:
IN model the customers purchase a single solar panel for $813.the installation company handles all permitting, installation and maintenance. The solar power produced in Putney is delivered to the GMP grid and customers receive credit for the power that is produced. Nonprofit organizations, and even customers who rent, can take part in community solar projects.
Eventually, the households and businesses will own the panels in about 12 years and receive the energy for free after the equipment is paid for. The panels are expected to last 50 years.