A Guide to Community Solar

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This guide is designed as a resource for those who want to develop community solar projects, from community organizers or solar energy advocates to government officials or utility managers. By exploring the range of incentives and policies while providing examples of operational community solar projects, this guide helps communities to plan and implement successful local energy projects. This guide also highlights some policy best practices and suggests changes in the regulatory landscape that could significantly boost community solar installations across the country.

Partner Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Resource Type: Guide
Stakeholder Group(s): State and Local Governments; Financial; Residential
Publication Date: November 2010

Resource Link: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/49930.pdf