Community Solar

States and utilities across the country are exploring shared renewables as an additional pathway to connect consumers at the community-wide scale with the clean energy they want. Because the model is still relatively new, states and utilities are still testing different policy paths to help their consumers plug into shared solar.

As with single- and multifamily solar programs, shared solar compensation and finance mechanisms should enable broad community participation and have additional provisions to reduce barriers and increase benefits for low-income consumers. Strong programs will adhere to the Guiding Principles.