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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Joint Advocate Statement Re: NY Public Service Commission’s Upcoming Decision on Customer Credits for Community Solar

October 17th, 2018

ALBANY, NY – Advocates for clean energy called on the New York State Public Service Commission to expand access to community solar by approving proposed increases to customer bill savings Read More

Massachusetts Clean Energy Advocates Welcome SMART Program Order

September 28th, 2018

BOSTON, Mass. – Massachusetts solar advocates are pleased to see that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued its Order on the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. 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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