A recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory report indicates that 49% of households and 48% of businesses are unable to have a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system on their rooftops because they don’t own the building, or they don’t have ideal roof space.
Community solar addresses this issue and makes a clean energy option available to more people.
National Community Solar Partnership
The Colorado Energy Office is a member of the National Community Solar Partnership, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to expand access to community solar throughout the nation, especially in low and moderate income households. The partnership is a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and representatives from solar companies, non-profit organizations, state and community leaders, and financial institutions.