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Resources for category "Community Solar"
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December 19, 2018 - by NREL for CESA
This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations. Read more »
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May 29, 2018 - by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA
In an effort to understand the magnitude of incentives needed to drive low-and-moderate-income (LMI) customer participation in community solar, NREL's Kosol Kiatreungwattana used a community solar finance tool to assess the cost of community solar for LMI customers in 6 states (CT, DC, MN, NM, OR, RI). Read more »
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January 17, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) and David Comis (MEA) for the Maryland Energy Administration
The Maryland Energy Administration and the Clean Energy States Alliance have developed a Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar, designed to be a resource for Maryland residents considering home solar photovoltaic systems. Read more »
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June 8, 2017 - by Diana Chace & Nate Hausman, CESA
This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections. Read more »
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September 1, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance
Private Letter Ruling on the Eligibility of an Individual Panel Owner in an Offsite, Net-Metered Community-Shared Solar Project to Claim the Section 25D Tax Credit
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Private Letter Ruling concluding that a particular owner of PV panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible for the residential tax credit under section 25D of the U.S. tax code. Read more »
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June 22, 2015 - by Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA
This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. Read more »