community solar, definition of
- Community Solar
This is a solar power plant whose electricity is shared by more than one household. Often framed as an alternative to rooftop solar. It is also known as a solar garden or a shared renewable energy plant.
News & Blog articles where 'community solar' used:
- Sunverge raises $11 million for utility distributed energy resource controls
The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund with participation from Equinor Energy Ventures and Evergy Ventures
- 75 MW of community solar coming to Illinois in Ameren, ComEd territories
Arlington, VA based Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced that it will acquire 11 projects from Pivot Energy in Illinois totaling 29 MWs, increasing SRE’s portfolio of community solar projects in the state to more than 20.
- 20 MW of community solar available for purchase by Xcel customers in Minnesota
CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in various locations...
- Clearing up some confusion over community solar in New York
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity.
- How car insurers could help connect community solar with EV customers
The insurance industry has lots of exposure to climate change. But as Warren Buffet has explained, not so much for companies that do annual policy adjustments, like Berkshire Hathaway. Their exposure is limited because the trends are baked into the premiums....
- Solar + Storage ‘Net-Zero Plus’ Residential Community Launching in Florida
When Florida lawmakers approved key solar legislation last year, they unleashed a tidal wave of residential solar potential. Yesterday’s announcement from energy storage company sonnen and homebuilder Pearl Homes is another example of the how solar...
- Report: Smart Grid Upgrades Offer Less Risk, More Flexibility than Power Lines
A decade ago, Maine regulators faced dueling proposals to meet projected load growth north of Portland: upgrade a long-distance transmission line to carry more power, or strategically install batteries and distributed generation.
- Scientists Say Blockchain ‘Delivering on Energy Promises’
One of the first unbiased, major comprehensive reviews of blockchain has concluded that the technology is “actually delivering on its promises in a number of areas directly related to energy”.
- Reshaping Energy Systems for Future Cities
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history...
- Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities Released
Last week the American Public Power Association and SmartEnergy announced the release of a new whitepaper called “Creating a Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities.”
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