New Hampshire’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Apr 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Enacted in 2013, SB 98 permits net-metered renewable energy facilities, known as the host,  to share the surplus energy generation with other electric utility customers, known as group members.

In 2019, the New Hampshire legislature passed SB 165, requiring a report on the costs and benefits of Low-Moderate Income Community Solar by June 1, 2020. 16 percent of the Renewable Energy Fund has been allocated to the Low-Moderate Income Community Solar Grant Program since 2018.

Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our Community Solar Tracker.

Check back soon for more detail about the New Hampshire community solar program.

For more on solar in New Hampshire, 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


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