About Us

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) is a business-led trade organization that works to expand access to clean, local affordable energy nationwide through community solar. Our mission is to empower energy consumers large and small by increasing their access to affordable, reliable clean energy, maximize existing opportunities and support opening new markets for community solar. By creating opportunities for all Americans to access solar, whether or not they put it on their own roof, CCSA will work to make solar available to the vast majority of consumers who do not have that option today.

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Latest News

Coalition for Community Solar Access Statement on Passage of Community Solar Regulations in Maryland

June 14th, 2016

New Rules Provide Structure for State’s Three-Year Pilot Program Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2016) – The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) today issued the following statement on the Maryland Read More

Groups Petition NY PSC to Put Community Solar Back on Track for New Yorkers

June 7th, 2016

Widely-Supported Program Would Improve Community Health, Resiliency, Opportunity through Clean Energy Access Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2016) – The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the Sierra Club, the New Read More

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Benefits of Community Solar

  • Equal Access: Community solar works for anyone with an electric bill, including renters, residents in multi-unit buildings, and businesses that don’t own their roofs. That means community solar can give ALL Americans equal access to solar for the first time.
  • Favorable Economics: Sunshine is free, which means solar offers reliable energy at a predictable rate for decades. And because community solar projects are optimally sited, professionally maintained, and built at scale, consumers can save even more money.
  • It’s Easy: Customers can sign up to participate in a community solar project in a few minutes and begin receiving power production credits on their next utility bill. No contractor visits, permits, or maintenance means no hassle.
  • It’s Mobile: Community solar allows customers to move within the utility territory and still retain their participation in the community solar project, making it an easy, portable energy solution.
  • Utility Partnerships: The community solar model is based on a mutually beneficial relationship with utilities, allowing them to provide a product their customers want—locally-made clean energy.

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