Community Solar: A Step Toward 100% Access for 100% Renewable Energy

MASON ROLPH | January 15, 2019

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Community Solar, also known as shared solar or solar gardens, is expanding access to renewable, clean energy to customers all over the country by overcoming the barriers to ownership present for private rooftop solar arrays. Private solar energy offers a ton of benefits, including saving money on electricity and being protected from fluctuating utility electric rates. In addition to helping the user, solar supports a rapidly growing industry; in 2017 Solar Photovoltaic Installer was the fastest growing occupation the United States leading to an industry with over 250,000 jobs, with women making up 27% and Veterans 9% of the workforce.

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