30 Sep '15, 12pm

Utilities Taking a More Proactive Approach to Community Solar

Community solar is transforming from an experimental offering supported by mandates to a powerful utility tool for retaining customers, says a leading community solar developer. With 115 megawatts of projects expected through the end of 2015, community solar is still a small fraction of the U.S. solar market. But the sector is defined not just by the number of megawatts being installed, but by how they're getting installed. Increasingly, that's happening outside of mandated state programs, said Tom Hunt, the vice president of corporate development at Clean Energy Collective (CEC). CEC has 17 megawatts of community solar projects in operation in nine states, making it the leader in the sector. According to Hunt, the Colorado-based company has 11 megawatts under construction and a feasible pipeline of 105 megawatts "with a clear path to delivery." CEC and SunShare, the No. 1...

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