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Software Innovation Drives Community Solar

Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2016

Recently I learned about a new community solar program that is being offered by my local utility. This is exciting news because I’ve always wanted to use solar energy, allowing me to walk the solar talk that I do so frequently. But because I rent my home, I haven’t been a candidate for solar until now. ...

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What Drives the Growth of Community Solar Market

Posted on Thursday July 14, 2016

The use of solar energy in the U.S. is still relatively small, accounting for just 1% of electricity generation. Within that figure exists the power generated from community solar programs, which, by the end of 2015 consisted of 181 MW representing less than 1% cumulative installed solar PV capacity. However, the market growth potential for community solar is huge. According to The National ...

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NRECA Member Electric Cooperatives Recognized as Leaders through Community Solar

Posted on Friday January 8, 2016

Two NRECA member rural electric cooperatives were first in their respective states to unveil the community-owned solar solution: Midwest Energy (MWE) in Kansas, and Vernon Electric (VEC) in Wisconsin. In partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer, the two cooperatives have taken a lead role in providing the opportunity for their members to ...

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State-by-State Renewable Energy Requirements

Posted on Tuesday December 22, 2015

A state-by-state look at renewable energy requirements By The Associated Press December 22, 2015                        Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no ...

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Community Solar Hub Provides Support for Community Solar Programs Nationwide

Posted on Thursday December 10, 2015

When Gerald Espinosa set out to bring community solar to the towns of North Fork Valley in Colorado, he knew he had a lot to learn and a lot of work in front of him. The fact that he works for the non-profit group Solar Energy International provides many advantages, giving him access to solar resources in the way ...

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Which Community Solar Program is the Best to Pursue?

Posted on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Maybe there’s an abundance of apartments or condominiums in your area, or thick forests make rooftop solar impractical for many homes. Whatever the reason that on-site solar isn’t ideal—now there’s community solar. Community solar or “solar gardens” allows businesses and residents to share the clean energy from a centrally-located solar ...

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Community Solar, Coming to a Community Near You

Posted on Friday October 23, 2015

If provided a choice of receiving electricity through renewable or traditional fossil fuel resources, most people would choose to have sustainable, clean energy power their home or workplace. When asked, most people enthusiastically identify solar as their preference. So why don’t we see solar panels on every rooftop?  Most people are familiar with solar energy as an ...

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Community Solar Offers Numerous Benefits for Low-Income Residents

Posted on Thursday October 15, 2015

Often located near congested highways, toxic waste sites and dirty factories, low-income communities face greater exposure to environmental hazards. Inhaling these harmful chemicals and pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide leaves low-income residents more susceptible to asthma and heart attacks. One way to fight this environmental injustice is to increase the deployment of clean energy sources within these communities. ...

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