Archive for community solar

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

Joseph Bebon
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?

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.

El Paso Electric Breaks Ground On Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

El Paso Electric, whose service territory includes parts of Texas and New Mexico, has started construction of a 3 MW solar project that will be used for the utility’s new community solar pilot program. The program will provide the company’s [Read More]

Coalition For Community Solar Access Launches Policy Guide

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 15, 2016

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), a U.S. trade association for community solar, has announced a new policy guide meant to provide specific recommendations to policymakers about the most effective ways to develop community solar programs nationwide. Unveiled as [Read More]

Utility’s Solar Program Is Selling Out ‘Quicker Than Anticipated’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 02, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power says its customers are signing up quickly for a new choice to get their power from the sun, as the utility’s Subscriber Solar program is 95% sold out after it became available for commercial [Read More]