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Top Three Themes from the Inaugural Community Solar Summit

The first-annual CCSA Community Solar Summit audience view.

The solar industry held its first conference dedicated solely to community solar in Denver, Colo. last week, signifying the impressive progress this segment of the market has made in only a few short years. The standing-room only Community Solar Summit brought together developers, financiers, asset owners, and utilities to discuss the path community solar has come and assess the way ... Read More »

Contest Alert: Dept. of Energy Wants Your Solar Power Photos

The 'Hit Me With Your SunShot' contest entry photo.

Calling all solar energy photography enthusiasts: The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is asking amateur and professional photographers to submit their best solar energy photographs for a chance to win big. The “Hit Me With Your SunShot” contest launched last week, and solar snappers have until August 17, 2017 to submit their best solar energy photography across eight categories: Solar ... Read More »

Key Equipment Finance Funds 16 Massachusetts Community Solar Projects

Solar panels in a field during sunrise

One of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies – Key Equipment Finance – just announced that it’s financing 16 of our community solar projects in Massachusetts. We are working with ENGIE, a global energy developer focusing on responsible growth and the challenges of the energy transition to a low-carbon economy, to develop the Massachusetts arrays. “Key Equipment Finance’s partnership has allowed ... Read More »

Oregon Residents One Step Closer to Community Solar Options

The Portland Skyline with the iconic river front

Last week the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) adopted new community solar rules that will bring Oregonians one step closer to participating in and benefiting from local solar projects beyond placing solar panels on one’s roof. As reported by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the program approved last week would enable initial development of more than 150 ... Read More »

Community Solar Has Strong Future in South Carolina

Solar panels in a field during sunrise

Tesla-owned SolarCity today announced their withdrawal from the rooftop solar market in South Carolina, less than a year after entering the market. The announcement is surprising given the state’s status of being a growing market for solar and the recent adoption of net metering. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) currently ranks South Carolina 27th in the nation for solar ... Read More »