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Distributed Energy Resources

Community Solar A-Z

Many public power utilities are developing or operate community solar projects. In developing such a program, utilities should first consider why they want to develop a community solar program, what benefits they want to achieve, and how they will achieve them.

This guidebook helps public power utilities examine the pros and cons of community solar to determine if it’s the right choice for the community and utility. The guidebook includes an overview of the financial structures for community solar projects, ownership models, and tax and securities issues; program pricing options and types of billing mechanisms; program administration considerations, including how to mitigate under subscription and turnover risks; and what to expect in the project design and construction process.

Download the guidebook (member access only).

Download a fact sheet on Understanding Community Solar