Tools for Successful Community Solar Programs

Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the nation’s leading developer of community solar solutions. As the pioneer in delivering clean energy through community solar programs, CEC has nearly 75 community solar projects with 33 utility partners across 16 states, servicing thousands of customers.

A simplified utility solution to fit your needs. Whether you are looking for an affordable, in-network solution to meet RPS and clean energy goals, or the ideal way to provide solar energy to your customers, CEC provides you with a proven, turnkey community solar solution. Your customers will thank you!

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Built on the technology underlying more than 60% of the nation’s successful community solar programs.

Overcoming the challenges

The mechanics of community solar are very complex and many companies have tried and struggled to create community-owned solar programs. CEC has been nationally recognized by the Institute for Local Self Reliance as the only widely-replicable community solar solution in the country. While community solar is a simple concept, its successful implementation is quite complex, including the following major areas of concern:

Customer Compliance

Complying with Securities and consumer protection laws that govern how customers can participate in projects and programs

ITC Participation

Fulfilling IRS requirements to be able to leverage the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC) to lower the cost of the system (only available to tax paying entities)

Billing Integration

Ability to provide ongoing bill-credits without creating a significant workload for utility staff

Program Management

Administering the program (marketing, sales and support) and managing the solar facilities (operations, maintenance and upkeep) for the 30-50 year life of the facility can be time consuming and expensive.

A Simplified Solution

Don’t do it all yourself, risking time and capital. Build your own program using the proven tools from Community Solar Platform. The tools provided by CSP are proven and reliable, helping you avoid risk while offering a low cost program and generating customer satisfaction.

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