Coming on the heels of Salt River Project’s announcement that it will procure up to 1 GW of solar capacity by 2025 and will seek to offer some community solar projects to its customers, this week two organizations released a new checklist intended to help regulators and interested stakeholders evaluate and improve community solar across the country. [...]
Solar*Rewards Community update
The Solar*Rewards Community standard offer option will begin accepting applications for community solar gardens 10.1-100 kilowatts (kW) DC on May 15, 2018. The available capacity is 1MW DC and Renewable Energy Credit (REC) incentive price will be $0.0282/kWh.
Standard offer capacity is assigned through a first-come-first-serve offering based on a 1MW carve out within the community solar garden capacity the Company is authorized to offer each year. The REC incenti [...]
The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings. [...]
Post Date: May 3, 2017
Opportunity Title: Request for Proposal for Contracted Rooftop PV Services
We are community members of East Boulder County who are passionate about solar! We want solar installed on our roofs and we want to encourage our neighbors to do the same. So, we formed a little committee and have already seen outstanding interest.
Our goal is to hire a solar installer. We will then work with the installer to promote and encourage others to join us through neighborhood meeti [...]
Since April 2016, there has been 21 MW of new solar PV community mini-grid capacity announced in emerging global markets, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [...]
Utilities across the country are embracing community solar, viewing it as an opportunity to retain customers and compete against the burgeoning self-generation rooftop solar PV market by providing a utility-operated 100 percent solar option. [...]