The Age of the Community Solar Customer

It’s the age of the customer, where a bounty of information is easily accessible and the power has shifted from the hands of the seller to the hands of consumers. The best performing companies understand what their customers want, turn that knowledge into action, and ensure their organization delivers what is promised. Importance of Solar Community Customers Community solar enables anyone with an ... Read More »

What Do Electric Co-ops Look For in Community Solar?

Serving 42 million people in nearly every state, electric cooperatives are consumer-owned utilities that are highly involved in the community. Across the U.S., these cooperatives are expanding their energy portfolios to include various forms of renewable energy, from wind and solar to biomass and hydropower. In fact, more than 90 percent of rural electric co-ops provide electricity generated from alternative ... Read More »

What Do Municipal Utilities Look for in Community Solar?

Public or municipal utilities are city-owned organizations that put power in the hands of the public. Dating back some 100 years in the U.S., municipal utilities now serve over 2,000 communities in America. “We are solely concerned with the customer benefit,” said Alex Hofmann, director of energy and environmental services at the American Public Power Association (APPA). Employing a consumer-centric model, these utilities are ... Read More »

Community Solar Industry Attracts Top Talent, Unrivaled Passion

Throughout this year, jobs in the U.S. solar industry are growing about 13 times faster than the overall economy. By the end of 2016, solar energy should employ more than 240,000 Americans. The fastest-growing segment of the solar industry, community solar, is taking the nation by storm and attracting top talent from a variety of backgrounds. From Rooftop to Shared Solar Matthew ... Read More »

Land Needed in Colorado’s High Country and Denver Area

Community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is seeking land in Colorado with electrical distribution service provided by Xcel Energy, on which ground-mounted solar arrays can be built. Ideal land parcels are flat or low-sloping sites with a minimum of six buildable acres. Benefits to Landowners Landowners who lease or sell acreage to CEC will generate a steady, predictable stream ... Read More »