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The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service

July 31, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

As the New York Public Service Commission debates a proposal to reform the state's distribution utilities, Central Hudson Gas & Electric is getting out in front of the coming changes. The utility filed a $46 million rate case with the PSC last week, packaged under the title "Value for our Valley."[read more]

Only Two US Community Solar Developers Have Finished More Than One Project. Why?

July 15, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Community Solar Projects

Community solar is the idea that people who don’t happen to have rooftops suited for solar panels ought to be able to invest in solar panels someplace else. It’s a tempting concept, because roughly three-quarters of Americans don’t have solar-friendly rooftops.[read more]

Virtual Net Metering and the Future of Community Solar Energy

January 10, 2014 by Jeremy Gottlieb

Community solar is gaining momentum across the United States, making solar energy available to more people than ever before. One of the keys to facilitating shared solar is policy. An interesting facet of policy is what it enables people to do within a given state.[read more]

Solar Energy Crowdfunding's Lessons Learned

August 23, 2013 by Justin Guay

Crowdfunding Solar

We have two broken systems, energy and finance. supporting a coal fired centralized grid that never reaches the poor while driving climate change. That means 1.3 billion around the world won't escape the dark, and we'll fry the climate, unless we disrupt these systems.[read more]

Solar Energy Friendly Communities Help Mitigate Soft Costs

July 30, 2013 by Jake Rozmaryn

Despite the solar industry's best efforts, solar power remains unavailable to hundreds of communities across the country. The simple question is: Why? The answer lies in two words: soft costs, including permitting, inspection, connection, and other indirect costs.[read more]

How to Cook Up a Community Solar Energy Project

June 29, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

What does it take to cook up a community solar project? A dash of crowdfunding, a pinch of grassroots outreach, and a generous helping of persistence. That’s the word from San Francisco nonprofits RE-volv and Everybody Solar.[read more]

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Community Power Gains Momentum

July 11, 2011 by Rosana Francescato

You may or may not have noticed, but a grassroots movement in community power is picking up speed around the country. What's community power, you may ask, and why does it matter?The community power movement aims to decentralize electricity generation, which provides benefits to communities beyond local, clean, and more...[read more]

Community solar heating up as inclusive way to deploy PV

March 16, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

Kate Galbraith over at the NYT’s Green Inc. has an interesting post about community solar and how it’s beginning to take hold in certain U.S. communities, including St. George, Utah, Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Sacramento, California, where the local utility there runs a program called “Solar Shares” that allows people to buy into PV...[read more]