Post Tagged with: "Community Solar"

PG&E’s Solar Choice program lets customers go 100 percent solar without a system

PG&E’s Solar Choice program lets customers go 100 percent solar without a system

February 9, 2016 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched a program called Solar Choice, which extends the option for 100 percent solar power to customers who are not planning to install rooftop solar panels. Customers can purchase half or all of their electric power from solar energy locally sourced in Northern andRead More

CPN tries to boost lagging Ohio solar market with OH SUN program

CPN tries to boost lagging Ohio solar market with OH SUN program

January 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

The Community Power Network (CPN), a national network of local, state, and national advocates for renewable energy announced the opening of its OH SUN program. This new effort builds off of the organization’s work in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. “It is critical that the solar industry is notRead More

Solarize programs a boon to solar installers, local communities

Solarize programs a boon to solar installers, local communities

January 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the coolest parts of the solar industry, as far as an energy industry goes, is the collaboration it can create between suppliers, cities and citizens. Solarize is one ongoing example of this. Originally launched in Portland, Ore., in 2009, the Solarize approach allows groups of homeowners or businessesRead More

Patriot Solar Group signs on for two community solar projects

Patriot Solar Group signs on for two community solar projects

December 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm 3 comments

Patriot Solar Group and Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) have signed two solar Power Purchase Agreements for Lansing and East Lansing community solar projects. The first of which is located at the retired Burcham Landfill, and the second which will be adjacent to the BWL Wise Road Water TreatmentRead More

Check out this new 42-home sustainable micro community in Seattle

Check out this new 42-home sustainable micro community in Seattle

December 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm 3 comments

Award-winning residential developer Dwell Development LLC completed a 42-home sustainable micro community in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. The New Rainier Vista Community project began as a partnership with the Seattle Housing Authority in 2010 and a commitment from Dwell Development’s Founder and Principal, Anthony Maschmedt, to build 15 homes using green building techniquesRead More

SEPA report: How to improve community solar models

SEPA report: How to improve community solar models

December 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm 6 comments

  Community solar projects are popular and popping up across the country, but not all of these programs — which allow people to buy into a local project and benefit from their share of the electricity it generates — are equally successful. The numbers, according to a recent survey byRead More

WATCH: PSE&G debuts community solar project in N.J. landfill

WATCH: PSE&G debuts community solar project in N.J. landfill

November 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

We here at Solar Builder get excited about the possibilities of community solar. So, if there is news about a new community solar project, we will likely try to run it. This latest story comes from Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) in New Jersey (check out their blog):Read More

Nexamp community solar project.

Check out the largest community solar project in New England

October 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

Community solar is one of the rising, fun trends in the solar industry. Nexamp, a solar developer and services provider, announced the completion of its first community solar project — a 2.3 MW “Nexamp Peak” at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, the largest ski resort in southern New England. Covering 12 acres near theRead More

Here’s a community solar solution for investor-owned utilities

Here’s a community solar solution for investor-owned utilities

October 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the pioneer and national leader of roofless community solar, announced the launch of the first shared solar program that provides investor-owned utilities (IOU) with the ability to rate base a community solar program while offering their solar customers an immediate economic benefit, without non-participant subsidization. CEC’sRead More

Michigan breaks ground on largest community solar project

Michigan breaks ground on largest community solar project

October 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Officials from Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University celebrated their collaboration to expand renewable energy in Michigan, breaking ground on a new, 17-acre community solar project. “We thank Grand Valley State University for helping us take a Michigan-first approach to a sustainable future for our state,” said Dan Malone,Read More