5.2.21 Community Renewables and Other DER Ownership Structures

LPDD Recommendation: “States legislatures or state agencies should facilitate the deployment of solar installations through third-party ownership models, through maintaining net metering rate structures, and excluding third-party owners from the definition of regulated utilities.”

LPDD Recommendation: “State legislatures and PUCs should expand community solar ownership legislation, such as virtual net metering, for all customers.”

Con Edison’s Shared Solar Pilot

Three MW of community solar generation on Con Edison’s property for the benefit of customers participating in the low-income affordability program.

DC’s Solar for All Program

Solar for All aims to bring the benefits of solar energy to 100,000 low to moderate income families in the District of Columbia.

DOE’s National Community Solar Partnership

A DOE-convened coalition of community solar stakeholders - state, local, and tribal governments, utilities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and others - working to expand access to affordable community solar to every American household by 2025.

New Jersey Community Solar Energy Pilot

New Jersey's pilot community solar program has been lauded for strong provisions prioritizing low and moderate income customer participation.