Momentum for development of community solar programs nationwide is growing, aided by the release of new resources from the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), a national coalition of businesses and non-profits working to expand access to solar for all. With programs in 17 states and hundreds of local utilities, community solar can play a critical role in the national transition to a cleaner, more resilient, job-creating distributed energy system. CCSA is [recently released] new model state legislation for community solar and an updated Policy Decision Matrix to guide policymakers in designing community solar programs tailored to their state. CCSA also partnered with Vote Solar to host the first ever Community Solar Bootcamp this month, and announced the hiring of a new full-time Policy Director, supporting the organization’s expanded efforts to accelerate community solar access across the country.
“Community solar is one of the most promising sectors of the national clean energy industry, but we need consistent policies and regulations to ensure the industry can grow at the pace needed to meet consumer demand nationwide,” explained CCSA executive director Jeff Cramer. Read more here.