Brownfields are unused pieces of land due to their contamination by hazardous substances. There are roughly half a million of these sites across the country.
“I feel like we poked a sleeping giant.”
In 2011, the Department of Energy set a goal for solar to become cost-competitive with other electricity sources by 2020. This meant residential solar would cost 9 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Solar supporters in Florida scored a major victory this November by defeating utility-backed Amendment 1.
Solar can provide long-term energy savings to non-profit organizations. These savings can then be reprogrammed to serve the non-profit’s mission.
Solar systems with battery backup have the potential to provide communities with much needed resiliency in the face of natural disasters.
Educating customers about how their electricity use impacts the wider electric grid is an important part of developing more locally-controlled energy.
Investor-owned utilities around the country have taken an interest in community solar. They see it as a way to meet customer demand for more solar, while still owning the generation capacity.
The barriers low-income families face to accessing solar have hindered its growth. Changing this is a goal of New York State’s Renewing the Energy Vision (REV) process.
Community powered solar has reached an impressive milestone. Our network of solar co-op members have together installed more than 10,000 kilowatts of solar.