shared renewables

How Community Solar Can Increase Customer Access to Distributed Solar PV

February 16, 2015 by Mathias Bell

What happens when you really want solar but the obstacles seem too great? You may not have a suitable space. Or there may be a tree blocking your roof. Or you live in a condominium where you don’t have your own roof. This is where approaches for increasing customer access, such as shared solar, come in.[read more]

The Promise of Shared Renewables: Will California's SB 43 Bring Solar for All?

May 7, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

California Shared Renewables

Large portions of consumers don’t have access to solar and other renewables. Whether they rent, have a shaded roof, or can’t participate for a number of other reasons, by conservative estimates 75% of Americans can’t go solar. And solar provides long-term benefits that we’d all like to share in.[read more]


Catalonia Declares Energy Independence

December 18, 2013 by Clare Taylor

Made in Catalonia, Spain’s first renewable energy cooperative Som Energia (We Are Energy) is pioneering citizen-led local energy production in the acutely recession-struck country – and gaining a great deal of recognition across Europe too.[read more]

Scituate, Massachusetts is 100 Percent Powered by Renewable Energy

August 1, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

Renewable Town

With the inauguration of a 3 MW solar power station, Scituate, Massachusettes became the first town in the Commonwealth to get 100 percent of its power from alternative energy sources. The project was developed by Gehrlicher Solar America.[read more]

California Shared Renewable Energy Bills Gain Momentum

June 11, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

shared renewables

Momentum is building for shared renewable energy in California. Late last week the two bills we’ve been following there, SB 43 and AB 1014, passed with strong margins in their chambers of origin.[read more]

California Shared Renewable Energy Bills Pass Major Hurdle

May 12, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

shared renewables

Where California goes, so does the rest of the country. We don’t have enough shared renewables laws in the US. Passing these bills would set a great example and help spread renewables beyond just California.[read more]