DEED: An Introduction to Community Shared Solar Programs

December 11, 2013

2 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Register now
All you need to attend is a phone and a computer with Internet access!

Webinar Description:

This webinar will provide a public power perspective on community solar to help participants understand the risks and potential of this increasingly popular approach to local solar development. Community solar refers to a variety of solar development strategies that allow electricity customers to share directly in the costs and benefits of a community-scale PV project. Carefully done, this approach may be more cost-effective, with lower risk to the utility than most conventional distributed (e.g., rooftop) solar programs today. Relatively small community solar demonstrations have been around for more than a decade, but utility-driven community solar—wherein customers voluntarily share in the costs and benefits of a project portfolio that could reach 10s of MW or more—is just emerging.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District led this research project with support from a DEED grant. The publication developed, An Introduction to Community Shared Solar Programs for Public Power Utilities, is available to DEED members on the DEED Project Database. It is also available from the APPA Product Store.


Stephen Frantz, Project Manager, Retail Solar Program, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Jill K. Cliburn and Joe Bourg, Report Authors and Founders of the Community Solar Works Project, a collaboration between Cliburn and Associates, LLC and Millennium Energy LLC.

How to Participate:
This webinar will be offered at no charge to DEED program members, $89 for APPA members and $179 for non-members.  To find out if you are a DEED member, click here.

Register now

Now offering CEU credits!
This webinar is worth 0.1 CEU/1.0 PDH credits.

If you need assistance with registration, please contact APPA's Web Department at