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75 MW of community solar coming to Illinois in Ameren, ComEd territories
Arlington, VA based Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced that it will acquire 11 projects from Pivot Energy in Illinois totaling 29 MWs, increasing SRE’s portfolio of community solar projects in the state to more than 20. [...]
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20 MW of community solar available for purchase by Xcel customers in Minnesota
CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in various locations in Minnesota. CleanChoice Energy is the largest community solar provider in Minnesota with more than 85 megawatts of solar capacity. [...]
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How car insurers could help connect community solar with EV customers
The insurance industry has lots of exposure to climate change. But as Warren Buffet has explained, not so much for companies that do annual policy adjustments, like Berkshire Hathaway. Their exposure is limited because the trends are baked into the premiums. But there is an opportunity for reducing insurance risk due to climate change, and it comes from the insurance industry itself. The business model is to have car insurance salespeople provide leads to virtual electric car charging services. [...]
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Clearing up some confusion over community solar in New York
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity. [...]
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GRID Alternatives — Project Developer, Community Solar (Location Flexible)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an exceptional Project Developer to lead the development of new community solar projects aimed at scaling the organization’s triple bottom line impact of People, Planet, Employment. This role will ensure that all project components and partners come together so that 100kw-10MW solar systems are built on time and budget, and deliver on GRID’s mission. The position will report to the Director of Business & Project Development, and sit on GRID’s Natio [...]
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SunShare Community Solar – Financial Analyst – Denver CO
POSITION SUMMARY: SunShare is seeking a candidate to work as a full time Financial Analyst. This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in the growing field of solar energy, learn from some of the most experienced and dedicated professionals in the space, and contribute actively to the growth of an entrepreneurial […] The post SunShare Community Solar – Financial Analyst – Denver CO appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associati [...]
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A Senator’s Advice on Political Strategy and Tactics for the Renewable Energy Community
On December 5, at the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Federal and State Policy Summit in Washington DC, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) presented his perspective on the potential for the renewable energy community to expand its markets through climate, infrastructure, and tax credit legislation; the political obstacles; and how to overcome them. [...]
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Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success
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. [...]
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Solar*Rewards Community®  Standard offer launch notification
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 [...]
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Utilities, Customers in US Southeast Embrace Community Solar
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. [...]
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East Boulder County Community Solar RFP
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 [...]
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21 MW of Solar PV for Emerging Market Community Mini-grids Announced Since April
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). [...]
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Community Solar on the Rise — Tips for Utilities Developing Programs
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. [...]
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