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California’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Apr 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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:

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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