Post Tagged with: "Community Solar"

PowerPortal provides specialized reporting for community solar projects

PowerPortal provides specialized reporting for community solar projects

March 17, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

AlsoEnergy just debuted a new option in its product line, “PowerPortal,” which addresses the issue community solar projects have with monitoring/displaying a single user’s allocation of the total piece of the generation pie. Community solar opens the door for a wide range of user agreements, sometimes arising from a single array.Read More

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

March 10, 2016 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

More than 1,200 Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) customers have invested in a new 1.5-MW DC community solar project near Prairie Lakes Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now completed by SunLink Corp. and RER Energy Group. The project utilized SunLink’s GeoPro mounting system and was installed by the company’s PowerCare installationRead More

Details on Clean Energy Collective, Xcel Energy agree on community solar settlement

Details on Clean Energy Collective, Xcel Energy agree on community solar settlement

February 26, 2016 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Colorado’s electricity customers will gain greater access to local clean power production after another boost to the state’s burgeoning community solar market. Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a leading community solar solutions provider, has reached an agreement with Xcel Energy on the utility’s community solar gardens program, resulting in up to 60Read More

Details on the Texas’ Solar Club 60 program

Details on the Texas’ Solar Club 60 program

February 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Texas homeowners now can get the benefits of a virtual rooftop solar array, including a low, fixed electricity price, for five years with TXU Energy Solar Club 60. This unique electricity plan, which doesn’t have the cost of installing a home solar system, gives Texans membership in a shared solarRead More

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