Erica McConnell (3rd from left) shares expertise to help states navigate the community solar landscape at the recent inaugural Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) summit in Denver.

Recently, IREC joined national and local solar industry players and other stakeholders at the first community solar summit in Denver. Erica McConnell, an attorney who represents IREC in regulatory matters, shared her expertise to help regulators, companies and others navigate the community solar landscape.

She also discussed IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard, an online tool that evaluates state policies and programs alongside a common set of criteria based in part on IREC’s Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs.

IREC released the Scorecard in May and is now working on additional resources for states looking to understand and improve their scores, which we expect to release before the end of the year.