Community solar is a rapidly emerging model that combines the value of direct customer “ownership” of rooftop solar with the flexibility and economic advantages of utility-scale solar. Development of a community solar program by an electric utility is not simple and requires a coordinated approach to successfully enter the market. Key questions to consider include:
- What is community solar?
- What is the state of the market?
- What are the advantages?
- What are the current models?
- What are the latest implementation issues related to program design, customer motivations, and financial implications?
ScottMadden has assisted clients with the development and evaluation of community solar programs. Our deep understanding of utility businesses has helped us assist in implementing new and innovative business models.