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IREC: Expanding Solar Access, Pathways for Multifamily Housing

This new guide from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) outlines two potential paths to enable greater solar access for renters and multifamily residents, and low-to-moderate income communities: (1) on-site shared solar, via an arrangement that allows energy generation credits from a single solar system to be shared virtually among multiple tenant accounts; and (2) off-site/remote shared solar, which allows multiple dispersed customers to share the economic benefits of a single renewable energy system and receive credits on their utility bills for the electricity generated by that common system.

Related Criteria

  • U-5: Launch and support a utility-provided community solar program.
  • CE-12a: Support a third party-provided community solar program. Note: this cannot be the same community solar program for which credit was received under Utility Engagement.
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