To understand the possibilities that community solar projects can bring to residents who wouldn’t otherwise have access to solar energy, it is important to consider lessons learned from projects that have already gone through the process of overcoming challenges. Check back in the coming weeks for individual project case studies.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) runs the National Community Solar Partnership™, a program focused on bringing stakeholders together to share resources on community solar. Additionally, DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) administers the Solar Market Pathways effort with the goal of accelerating solar deployment across communities. Various case studies were collated through these two programs, which can be explored on the Solar Market Pathway’s website.