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

CCSA Statement Re: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Approving Framework for Community Solar

January 4th, 2018

  Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2018) – On December 22, the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved a framework to implement a community-based renewable energy program for the people Read More

CCSA Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Announcement of Community Solar During State of the State Address

January 3rd, 2018

  Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2018) Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) Executive Director Jeff Cramer today issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s mention of New York’s new community 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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