Post Tagged with: "Community Solar"

NRG Energy discusses demand for community solar in Minnesota

NRG Energy discusses demand for community solar in Minnesota

September 28, 2016 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy, Inc has broken ground on its first five community solar projects in Minnesota and reached agreements to subscribe several national business customers to its solar farms in the state. “Across Minnesota we are hearing the same strong message from residents and businesses alike: they want to be poweredRead More

Middle Tennessee Electric building its first community solar project

Middle Tennessee Electric building its first community solar project

August 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 210,000 residential and business members, which makes it the perfect candidate for community solar. Last week, the co-op broke ground on its first community solar project located in College Grove, Tenn. Construction on theRead More

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Three takeaways from SEPA’s community solar report

August 16, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Community solar projects could give millions of U.S. households access to clean energy, according to a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Shelton Group. The potential market for these projects — which allow consumers to buy a portion of the power from a single, larger solarRead More

$80,000 grant awarded to expand community solar program in New England

$80,000 grant awarded to expand community solar program in New England

August 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

The Energy Clinic at the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) at Vermont Law School announced an $80,000 grant from The John Merck Fund, enabling faculty and student clinicians to expand the reach of their community solar work throughout New England. The grant, which covers a 12-month period, fundsRead More

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

August 4, 2016 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Utility-scale solar powerhouse First Solar says it has sales bookings of 121 MW DC of advanced technology thin film modules that will be used in utility-based community solar installations in the United States. First Solar did not disclose the owner or offtaker of the projects, many of which are still in development andRead More

New community solar array installed in Colorado, via Fronius, GRID Alternatives

New community solar array installed in Colorado, via Fronius, GRID Alternatives

August 1, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Fronius, a leading string inverter manufacturer, joined GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and Holy Cross Energy in the Roaring Fork Valley to help install a community solar array that will lower electricity bills for local families in need. The project is part of a statewide partnership between the Colorado Energy OfficeRead More

Community Solar Legal Primer: From project structure to consumer protection

Community Solar Legal Primer: From project structure to consumer protection

July 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm 8 comments

Community solar, a type of project in which multiple consumers support a shared PV system, is growing in popularity. Since the first community solar program was launched in 2006, 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted legislation to facilitate the deployment of community solar projects. In total, approximatelyRead More

Obama wants to give your community $100,000 to build community solar

Obama wants to give your community $100,000 to build community solar

July 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm 3 comments

Since President Obama took office, solar electricity generation has increased 30 fold and solar jobs are growing 12 times faster than the rest of the economy. Last year, his administration announced a set of actions to increase access to solar and create a more inclusive workforce, and this week, theyRead More

A consumer’s guide to community solar via SEIA, Coalition for Community Solar Access

A consumer’s guide to community solar via SEIA, Coalition for Community Solar Access

July 7, 2016 at 11:00 am 1 comment

In an effort to increase consumer understanding when choosing community solar, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) are debuting the Residential Consumer Guide to Community Solar. The new guide provides consumers with an overview of community solar, expert tips on how toRead More

Maryland PSC approves community solar pilot program

Maryland PSC approves community solar pilot program

June 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved final regulations to establish a community solar pilot program in Maryland, with an emphasis on providing renewable energy benefits for low and moderate income customers. The regulations are expected to be published on July 8, 2016 in the Maryland Register and will becomeRead More