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How Can Residents Benefit From Community Solar?

In the United States, there are enough solar electric systems installed to power 3.2 million average-sized homes. As solar energy becomes cost-competitive with conventional energy sources, more Americans are looking toward the sun to power their homes and businesses. Unfortunately, not every rooftop can host solar panels, nor is every living situation practical for an on-site installation. However, thanks to advances in technology ... Read More »

New York’s Solar Industry Drives Impressive Job Growth

More than 7,000 employees across the state of New York were employed in the solar industry at the end of 2014. Job experts predict that there are now around 9,400 people in the field throughout the Empire State. “New York has become one of a handful of national leaders in the solar industry and it’s driving job growth,” said Andrea Luecke, ... Read More »

Ling Zhou

Ling Zhou lives in a condo in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was interested in residential solar energy, although an on-site system was not an option, since what happens to the rooftop “is not my decision,” she said. Then Zhou heard about community solar with Clean Energy Collective (CEC). As ratepayer in National Grid’s service territory, she qualified to participate in CEC’s SolarPerks™ ... Read More »

How Can Businesses, Schools and Municipalities Benefit From Community Solar?

Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more commercial entities are seeking tactics to lower their bills. Solar energy is an attractive option, as it not only reduces electric bills but also provides a financial payback over time. However, not every rooftop on a high school, law firm ... Read More »

Community Solar Offers Numerous Benefits for Low-Income Residents

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. Distributed energy such as ... Read More »