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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Statement re: Maine’s Distributed Energy Generation Procurement Process

August 25th, 2020

  Today, the Maine Public Service Commission deemed their distributed energy generation procurement non-competitive and decided to start the process over. Following is a joint statement from Jeremy Payne from Read More

CCSA Statement Re: Massachusetts DOER’s Final Regulations for the SMART Program

July 14th, 2020

BOSTON, MA – Today, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) issued final regulations for the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) issued 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.

Interested in a career in community solar?

Check out our job board for opportunities at leading community solar companies from around the country.

 

 

 

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