What can I expect to happen after I sign a subscription contract with a community solar project?

There may be some lag time for completion of construction and energization of the project after you sign the subscription contract. Your community solar provider should be able to keep you updated about the status.  When the community solar project begins producing energy, your net metering credits on your electric utility bill should begin a few weeks thereafter, and your subscription payments to the project will likely begin around the same time.