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Expanding Solar Participation through Community Solar Webinar

Description: Community solar is a proven PV development approach that is gaining popularity in cities and counties across the country as a way to promote equitable solar deployment while also helping municipalities achieve climate and energy goals. It allows multiple energy consumers to lease or own shares of a single solar PV array and receive compensation for the electricity that their portion of the system produces. As a result, community solar programs extend solar access to a broader number of interested parties – from residential customers to local businesses. Variations in program design also offer benefits to utilities and third parties. This webinar will describe the community solar concept and the various models employed to implement it. It will also discuss the enabling regulatory and legislative conditions that are key to deployment, and present several case studies of successful community solar implementations that can be emulated by others. Slides for the webinar recording can be found here: www.solsmart.org/media/Expanding-Solar-Participation-through-Community-Solar-Webinar-Slides.pdf

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