California’s Community Solar Pilot Program was established in 2017. The Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program (2018), Enhanced Community Renewables Program (2015), and Disadvantaged Communities Green Tariff create accessible community solar options for utility customers and residents.
Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our National Community Solar Programs Tracker.
Check back soon for more detail about the California community solar program.
For more on solar in California, check out these ILSR resources:
- Cooperative Ownership Puts Community Solar in the Community — Episode 94 of Local Energy Rules Podcast (2020)
- Visualizing California’s Booming Solar Market (2018)
- California Solar Advocates and Legislature Working to Fix TOU Rate Disincentive (2007)
- California Solar Initiative Adds Performance Based Incentive in 2007 (2006)
Learn more about community solar in one of these ILSR reports:
|Designing Community Solar Programs that Promote Racial and Economic Equity|
|Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: the Status and Benefits of Community Solar|
|Beyond Sharing — How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power|
For podcasts, videos, and more, see ILSR’s community renewable energy archive.
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