About Us

The Coalition for Community Solar Access is a national Coalition of businesses and non-profits working to expand customer choice and access to solar for all American households and businesses through community solar. Our mission is to empower every American energy consumer with the option to choose local, clean, and affordable community solar. We work with customers, utilities, local stakeholders, and policymakers to develop and implement policies and best practices that ensure community solar programs provide a win, win, win for all, starting with the customer.

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New Mexico Poised for Job, Economic Growth as Community Solar Bill Seeks Senate Support

February 20th, 2019

New Mexico Could Gain More than 800 Jobs with Passage of Community Solar Act In a 45-25 vote, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the Community Solar Act (HB210), Read More

Pennsylvania Introduces Bipartisan Community Solar Legislation

February 20th, 2019

HB531 would grow PA’s solar workforce by 26% Today, Pennsylvania joined a growing list of states across the country to introduce legislation designed to enable the development of community solar Read More

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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