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Report: Community solar to soar in 2017

According to a new GTM Research research report, utility-driven community solar projects will total 410 MW installed in 2017, an expansion that more than doubles the capacity of last year’s installations.

SMUD to buy power from 60 MW-AC Recurrent project for community solar program

The Tranquility 8 Verde project in Central California will provide electricity to customers of Sacramento’s public utility who participate in its Solar Shares program.

Community solar comes to coal country

Buckeye Power, an electricity transmission company, will break ground on its third installation as part of a project that will eventually bring 2.1 MW of community solar in traditionally coal-fueled southern Ohio.

Off Grid Electric secures $7.5 million in debt financing

The California-based provider of off-grid solar power in Africa rounded off an excellent 2016 for the company with a further $7.5 million in debt financing and a partnership with Rwanda’s national utility company, off the back of further expansion plans across Africa.

Kit Carson Co-op voluntarily commits to 100% solar electricity in summer

The New Mexico power producer has always wanted to serve its customers with renewable energy, but was severely limited by a previous contract. Now, thanks to a landmark FERC ruling and a new ‘angel’ wholesale-electricity supplier, the co-op can finally reach its goals.

Q3 was the largest quarter ever for the U.S. solar market

The nation installed over 4 GW-DC of solar PV during Q3 2016, and even more is expected in the fourth quarter of the year. However as utility-scale solar booms the residential segment is struggling.

sPower signs 105 MW PPA under community choice aggregation program

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community choice aggregation (CCA) agreement known to pv magazine.

Vermont deploys its first municipally owned solar farms

The Green Mountain State cities of Stowe and Hyde Park have installed the state’s first two community-solar projects owned by the towns themselves

EnergySage wisely enters community solar

The solar market’s leading online marketplace moves beyond residential solar to benefit from a market expected to encompass have of distributed PV installations by 2020

Solar+storage cuts Vermont utility grid charge by $200,000

A recently completed solar+storage project at Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill Solar Farm project shaved enough August peak energy use that Green Mountain Power is saving $200,000 from its annual bill from the New England grid operator.

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