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Resources for category "Community Solar"

Resource Type Description
Reports pdf (14 MB)

November 5, 2019 - by Warren Leon, et al, Clean Energy States Alliance

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports pdf (883 KB)

December 19, 2018 - by NREL for CESA

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports PDF (Link )

May 29, 2018 - by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA

Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

In an effort to understand the magnitude of incentives needed to drive low-and-moderate-income (LMI) customer participation in community solar, NREL's Kosol Kiatreungwattana used a community solar finance tool to assess the cost of community solar for LMI customers in 6 states (CT, DC, MN, NM, OR, RI). Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports PDF (5.72 MB)

January 17, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) and David Comis (MEA) for the Maryland Energy Administration

A Maryland Consumer's Guide to Solar

The Maryland Energy Administration and the Clean Energy States Alliance have developed a Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar, designed to be a resource for Maryland residents considering home solar photovoltaic systems. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (3.93 MB)

June 8, 2017 - by Diana Chace & Nate Hausman, CESA

Consumer Protection for Community Solar: A Guide for States

This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Comments and Commentary LINK (PDF)

September 1, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Private Letter Ruling on the Eligibility of an Individual Panel Owner in an Offsite, Net-Metered Community-Shared Solar Project to Claim the Section 25D Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Private Letter Ruling concluding that a particular owner of PV panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible for the residential tax credit under section 25D of the U.S. tax code. Read more »

Reports pdf (4.1 MB)

June 22, 2015 - by Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. Read more »

Project: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Northeast Wind Resource Center, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, State Leadership in Clean Energy