Archive for community solar

Xcel Energy, Energy CENTS Coalition To Build Low-Income Community Solar Garden

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Utility company Xcel Energy has proposed a new pilot program to give low-income customers more access to renewable energy. According to Xcel Energy, it will partner with Energy CENTS Coalition to help residents in St. Paul’s Railroad Island community in [Read More]

EPE’s Popular Community Solar Pilot Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

El Paso Electric (EPE) has announced commercial operation of its first community solar project, located at the EPE Eastside Operations Center Campus in El Paso, Texas. The 3 MW facility is part of the utility’s community solar pilot program, which [Read More]

Ameren Missouri Plans Community Solar Project At Airport

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Ameren Missouri has announced plans to launch a new community solar program under which the utility would build a solar project at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport and allow customers to sign up for the energy produced. “What better [Read More]

Palmetto Electric Cooperative Dedicates Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

With the goal of making solar energy more accessible for all its members, Palmetto Electric Cooperative says it has dedicated the area’s first community solar farm, adjacent to its New River office in Hardeeville, S.C. The cooperative says it committed [Read More]

Coalition For Community Solar Access Celebrates Anniversary, New Members

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) marked its one-year anniversary last month with the addition of nine new members. The U.S. community solar trade association says it now represents an even-larger cross-section of project developers, manufacturers, financiers, legal experts [Read More]

Xcel Energy Connects 32 MW Of Community Solar To Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Utility company Xcel Energy has announced seven new community solar gardens, totaling 32 MW, are now generating power from the Minnesota sun. The solar gardens are part of a larger project that will total approximately 96 MW throughout the Twin [Read More]

Maryland Pushes Ahead With Community Solar Program

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Written by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved final rules to implement the state’s three-year community solar pilot program. The PSC order sets the total program capacity target at close to 200 MW, directs state utilities to file their community [Read More]

Red Wing Shoe Co. Signs Up For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

NRG Energy Inc. has announced that purpose-built footwear company Red Wing Shoe Co. has subscribed to two community solar farms in Minnesota’s Olmstead and Dodge counties. NRG says it is building the projects under the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Community [Read More]

Major Boston Landmark Embraces Community Solar For Lower Costs

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Colorado-based community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) says it has struck a deal with Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden, to reduce the electricity costs of New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena through community solar. According to [Read More]

What’s Ahead For Community Solar In 2017?

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Written by Sara E. Bergan & Andrew P. Moratzka on December 15, 2016

Despite the obvious interest in community solar, 2016 proved to be largely a year of continued rule development rather than significant deployment, according to the authors.