The American Public Power Association (APPA) recently released the Municipal Utility Community Solar Workbook, a free how-to guide for utilities interested in exploring community solar.
The workbook is a culmination of expert advice, resources, and best practices from the Municipal Utility Community Solar Working Group, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
From identifying community interest to selecting an appropriate site, determining budgeting and pricing models, working with vendors, and enrolling customers in the program, this guidebook walks utilities through the processes, materials, and considerations for exploring community solar projects from a public power perspective.
Utilities can also review the additional considerations necessary for establishing community solar programs that reach or support customers with low to moderate incomes and prioritize equity.
The guide is available for download here.
DOE and APPA will be hosting a release webinar for the workbook on September 1 at 2:00 PM EDST. Register for the webinar at this link.