Spark Northwest: Guide to Community Solar

Author: Spark Northwest (formerly Northwest SEED) and NREL

Level: Intermediate

Location: Covers policies throught the United States but goes into to details about projects in Oregon, California, Arizona, Maryland, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Washington.

Type: Core Document

Defines community solar and outlines 3 project models under the community solar blanket. It also outlines the benefits of utilizing each model and what financial incentives are applicable to each model. It then explains group billing, virtual net metering, joint ownership, and other emerging state policies important to community solar. Lastly, it discusses state and federal tax policies and incentives that play a role in community solar.

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