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.