Checklist for Voluntary Utility-Led Community Solar Programs
Developed by IREC and Vote Solar, this checklist was developed to help utilities develop effective community solar programs.
Expanding Solar Access: Pathways for Multifamily Housing
This guide outlines potential paths to enable greater solar access for renters and multifamily residents, and low- to moderate-income communities.
Optimizing the Grid: Regulator’s Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses
This report helps guide state regulators as they oversee utilities developing hosting capacity analyses to integrate DERs on their distribution systems.
Community Solar Basics
This reference guide gives a brief overview of seven critical program design elements along with accompanying checklists and additional resources to help guide decision-makers and stakeholders as they develop community solar programs.
Key Takeaways for Policymakers and Regulators
A companion to the full Charging Ahead report, the takeaways can help state policymakers and regulators as they chart a course to address energy storage in their markets.
Cook County Catalyzes Community Solar in Illinois (and Beyond)
Recognizing the opportunity and potential, especially in the county’s densely-populated, urban environment, Illinois’ Cook County Department of Environmental Control jumpstarted community shared solar in the state and across the Midwest with a Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways award.
Access for All: Pathways to Expand Solar Options to Renters and Multifamily Households in Seattle
Developed in partnership with Spark Northwest and the Center for Sustainable Energy, IREC’s guide outlines two potential pathways to enable greater solar access for renters and multifamily residents and LMI communities in Seattle: