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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CA Lawmakers Back Nation’s Most Equitable, Innovative, Community Renewable Program in a Key Energy Vote

April 27th, 2022

AB 2316 would create a new program to expand renewable energy access, such as community solar power paired with storage, for millions of Californians. The program would prioritize benefits for Read More

Community Solar Industry Applauds Final Approval of Governor Hochul’s Bold Distributed Solar Goal

April 14th, 2022

New York Public Service Commission gives green light to plan including 10 GW of distributed solar by 2030   Albany, NY —  Today the New York Public Service Commission approved 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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