Community Solar

Farmers Brittany Staie (left) and Kailey Littlehorn (right) of Sprout City Farms harvest beans at Jacks’s Solar Garden. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL.

U.S. DOE Welcomes New Round of Innovative Leaders to Peer-Learning Cohorts on Emerging Clean Energy…

Participants From Municipalities, Tribes, and Community-Based Organizations Will Convene for Six Months To Learn From Each Other and Experts About Agrivoltaics, Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, and Electrifying Municipal Fleets The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a new round of leaders from 45 entities that will collaborate on common … [continued]

Collins Aerospace & Luminace Partner With Common Energy To Support Community Solar Projects Across Portland

NEW YORK — Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, and Common Energy, a leading community solar provider, today announced a partnership to support a portfolio of four new community solar projects across the greater Portland area. In aggregate, the projects have a capacity of 12 megawatts and will generate … [continued]

Solar farm bringing clean energy to local community. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sunrise Mountain Partners & CleanCapital Expand Development Activities

Sunrise Mountain Partners, a developer of renewable energy projects, announced this week a significant expansion of its strategic co-development partnership with CleanCapital. CleanCapital, a diversified energy company, is one of the top owners and operators of C&I and DG solar and storage projects in the U.S., having deployed over $1 … [continued]

Solar Industry Statement on CPUC Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This week the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision that rejects a plan to bolster the state’s community solar market and instead approves a utility-backed alternative. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):  … [continued]

U.S. DOE Challenges Solar Industry to Triple Community Solar by End of 2025

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) Annual Summit today, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Marootian challenged the community solar industry to commit to meeting the NCSP target of 20 gigawatts (GW) of community solar by 2025—up from seven GW today. DOE also launched … [continued]

American-Made Prize Accelerates Community Solar Initiatives Across the US

Round 2 of the Community Power Accelerator Prize Names 25 Phase 1 Winning Teams The American-Made Community Power Accelerator Prize, now in its second round, is a $10 million prize competition designed to fast-track the efforts of new, emerging, and expanding solar developers and co-developers. Throughout the competition, teams are … [continued]