April 25, 2022

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NCSP Releases Summary on Feedback from Community-Focused Organization Convenings

A summary of the two virtual convenings of community-based and community-focused organizations (CBOs) held by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office National Community Solar Partnership.

April 21, 2022

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New Partnership will Boost Low-Income Community Solar Subscriptions

A new partnership between the DOE National Community Solar Partnership and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will develop and pilot a digital platform to enable more low-income households to access community solar.

January 25, 2022

DOE Announces New Initiatives and Growing Support to Rapidly Increase Community Solar Deployment

At today’s National Community Solar Partnership Annual Summit, the U.S. Department of Energy announced several new initiatives to unlock barriers to the deployment of community solar.

January 19, 2022

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DOE Releases Guidebook to Boost Solar Energy Use in Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the third edition of “Solar Power in Your Community,” DOE’s guidebook to help local governments unlock environmental and economic benefits of increased solar deployment in their communities.

December 16, 2021

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Energy Secretary Visits Community Solar Site; Date Announced for Community Solar Summit

Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm visited Gar Creek Solar, a new community solar site in Kankakee County, Illinois. The National Community Solar Partnership announced that their 2022 Annual Summit will take place on January 25.

October 8, 2021

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DOE Sets 2025 Community Solar Target to Power 5 Million Homes

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a new National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) target: to enable community solar systems to power the equivalent of five million households by 2025 and create $1 billion in energy bill savings.

May 4, 2021

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DOE Launches Initiatives to Accelerate Solar Deployment in Underserved Communities

New efforts include $15.5 million to tackle barriers to solar deployment, increased focus on expanding clean energy access to low- and moderate-income communities and fostering a diverse solar workforce,

February 20, 2020

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EERE Success Story — “Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans

“Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans