Community solar wins big in California, and a complicated but apparently positive net metering legislation also goes to the governor.
Community solar projects – aka, solar gardens – boost distributed energy development and bring their benefits to those who can’t put solar panels on their own roof.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill recently requiring the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, to establish a community solar gardens program early next year.
Minnesota enacts a 1.5 percent solar requirement and makes several other moves that advocates say could boost clean energy.
The yield on crowdfunded solar power investments appears to compensate investors for any additional risk they’re taking on.
Orlando will give renters and others a chance to go solar through a community solar farm, allowing them to lock in rates for 25 years.
Recent opportunities in community solar and crowdfunding may provide for a renewable energy market in America where everyone wins.
Community solar legislation dies in the California State Legislature, and proponents blame utilities and their “high paid lobbyists.”
A community-owned solar program launches with a bang in Colorado, with 4.5 megawatts of space filled within minutes.
Cronkite News reports on Aora Solar, which offers community-scale solar power plants that can be built on a half acre, generating power for 60 to 100 homes.