We’re really excited about community solar, and we’re not the only ones. Seven years ago, community solar was barely a blip on anyone’s radar in America. It was an idea built on encouraging premises–good for the planet, good for communities, and, given falling renewable energy costs, good for business–but hardly any projects had actually been
If you had the chance to save ten percent on energy month after month, what would you think? What could you do with that money? We break down the numbers so you can make a decision for yourself. You see an advertisement for a community solar garden that will save you 10 percent on your
We see it every day in our work: organizations are discovering the value in community solar. Whether they work at corporations or national or community-based businesses, leaders are taking advantage of community solar to accomplish their goals. It may seem obvious, but sometimes, with all the talk of solving large-scale issues like climate change and
Many people are initially concerned about getting just the right amount of community solar to offset their energy usage. So, what if you do need to use more electricity? Less? Will that affect your savings? Let’s break it down. Regardless of what you’re signing up for, opting into a contract can be a difficult decision.
I embarked on a journey to understand the impact of community solar on farmlands. Today, I’m breaking down all my unbiased learnings for you. Okay, let’s address the 13,000-pound elephant in the community solar industry: I’ll be real: this isn’t the first time that someone has brought this up. It’s a fair point, and it
In a year when the threat of tariffs hung over the solar industry and growth was mostly flat, community solar capacity more than doubled to 730 MW (enough to power approximately 120,000 households). But where are all of these solar gardens going in, and which community solar state is the most promising in 2018?
With cities growing, global economies expanding, and standards of living getting higher in countries around the world, one thing has become clear: the best way to ensure that energy infrastructure can support our needs is by building small, sustainable, and distributed energy resources. Much of our existing energy infrastructure consists of huge, centralized power plants, that
Solar has taken off in America, with more homeowners and tenants benefiting from clean energy and utility bill savings than ever before. But landlords and property owners have taken a more tentative approach to the market, given the extra effort and investment required to put panels on the rooftop and the lack of readily apparent
When Solstice Co-Founder & CEO Steph Speirs first decided that she wanted to bring affordable solar to every American household, she was halfway around the world. She had been working with local communities to expand solar access in off-grid rural communities in India, and one day she realized that the households that she talked to
Say you want to switch to renewable energy. Say the cost for attaching solar panels to your home is outside of your budget. Say your roof doesn’t get enough sun exposure anyway. Say you don’t own your home—say you rent an apartment.