Community Solar

The 2020 Community Power Scorecard

Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action.

In the 2020 Community Power Scorecard, two states excelled, seven states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 11 were average, 17 were mediocre, and 13 states received failing grades at enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their energy futures.

Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Is The Best

According to ILSR’s analysis, all customers (subscribers or not) are seeing financial benefits from community solar. The $2.2 million figure does not include factoring in the distribution capacity value of solar nor the potential volatility of gas prices that are avoided, nor does it include the benefits of shifting wealth from power generation ownership away from a private monopoly and to a broad set of subscribers across the state.

Hannon Armstrong & Summit Ridge To Jointly Invest In Community Solar; Initial Projects Launching in…

Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, and Summit Ridge Energy (SRE), a leading developer of U.S. solar power plants, today announced that they will jointly invest in community solar projects across several U.S. markets including Maryland, where the initial solar power plants will come online in Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties this summer.

Why ILSR’s 2019 Community Power Scorecard Matters

Last week’s release of the 2019 Community Power Scorecard illustrates which states help and which hurt local renewable energy. Assessing state policy is especially timely/significant because in late 2018 the 100th U.S. city adopted an ambitious 100% renewable energy target. The success of commitments made by cities like Cincinnati, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Minneapolis, Minn.; hinges on whether state policy gives them the power to take charge of their energy future and equitably share the economic benefits created by doing so.