Post Tagged with: "Community Solar"

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

Apline Bank funds community solar project in Colorado to benefit low-income families

Apline Bank funds community solar project in Colorado to benefit low-income families

June 13, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Community solar has the power to, well, bring a community together. We see a great example of this in Silverthorne, Colo., where a first-of-its-kind partnership among private organizations and a Colorado nonprofit will bring community-shared solar power to low-income families. Alpine Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank with 38 locationsRead More

Clean Energy Collective adding 21 MW of new community solar in Massachusetts

Clean Energy Collective adding 21 MW of new community solar in Massachusetts

June 9, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), community solar solutions provider, sent word that it is executing the next phase of its Massachusetts development plan by adding 21 MW of new community solar projects to its existing portfolio, furthering its aim to deliver statewide access to the benefits of locally generated clean power and settingRead More

Minnesota solar: Rebates to be extended, community solar coming online (maybe for real this time)

Minnesota solar: Rebates to be extended, community solar coming online (maybe for real this time)

June 7, 2016 at 8:44 am 1 comment

  Minnesota’s long-awaited community solar project may be ready to commence construction after the Public Utilities Commission approved the plan and the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the size limitations that were challenged by developer Sunrise Energy Ventures. A 2013 state law required utility Xcel Energy to offer the communityRead More

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

May 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Bombard Renewable Energy chose Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s SGI XTM utility-scale inverters and SolrenView monitoring for a 17.5-MW community solar installation in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nev. The project is an undertaking by the Valley Electric Association (VEA), a member owned non-profit electric cooperative. Bombard Renewable Energy is theRead More

Renovus to use CSP software for 100-MW community solar portfolio

Renovus to use CSP software for 100-MW community solar portfolio

May 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a community solar solutions provider, just entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Renovus Solar that will provide the Ithaca, N.Y.-based solar developer access to CEC’s Community Solar Platform (CSP), the comprehensive suite of software and services that enable efficient community solar program design, implementation, and operation. ThisRead More

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The New York State Public Service Commission has put in place the state’s first-ever Energy Affordability Policy, which will provide nearly two million low-income New Yorkers with $248 million in direct cost relief each year. The new policy will limit energy costs for low-income New Yorkers to no more thanRead More