February 6, 2023

Apply for the New DOE Low-Income Community Solar Fellowship

Fellowship funds energy professionals to help regional organizations make community solar more accessible.

January 19, 2023

DOE Launches $10 Million Prize to Accelerate Community Solar in Underrepresented Communities

DOE’s Community Power Accelerator™ Will Help Create Pipeline of Projects Ready for Financing, Award-Winning Projects Demonstrate Best Practices in Community Solar

November 9, 2022

DOE Announces Finalists for Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office announced 31 teams as finalists for The Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar.

July 27, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible

April 25, 2022

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

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

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

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

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.