Power generation is being distributed and decentralized, and along with it, power over the grid itself. After a century of utility energy monopolies in electricity generation, cost-effective solar and energy storage in the 21st century is bringing a transition to energy democracy.

ILSR explores the energy democracy opportunity particularly through community renewable energy. We analyze economies of community-scale renewable energy, identify ways to break the policy barriers, and tell stories of successful community energy projects. Check out our landmark reports, timely articles, in-depth podcasts, and more!