26 Feb '18, 9pm

The Progress and Potential for Community Scale Solar

The Progress and Potential for Community Scale Solar

A growing number of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are capturing the economic, grid, and environmental benefits from community-scale solar (CSS) installations as institutional barriers to development are addressed for this emerging technology solution, according to a new report by Rocky Mountain Institute. And while recent CSS market growth has exceeded both the so-called “behind-the-meter” solar like rooftop PV systems and utility-scale solar growth rates between 2015-2017, those barriers—encompassing cost, access, and demand—continue to drag on the CSS sector’s overall growth. The Progress and Potential for Community-Scale Solar report offers new approaches to help drive additional development and buyer adoption of this clean, reliable, locally-sourced resource. The report relays data and insights from RMI’s work supporting co-op solar procurement in Color...

Full article: https://www.rmi.org/insights/reports/progress-potential-c...

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