Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Warming up to community solar projects | Solar Outreach Partnership

With winter in full swing, energy costs have entered the forefront of many people’s minds.  Heating costs have risen exponentially in the last decade, and many communities feel the need to take action.  Whether they are looking to lower fuel costs or become more energy independent, the idea of community solar projects have captured the imagination of many.

While the biggest market for solar technology remains residential, more communities have begun to develop solar projects.  Community solar projects are just what the name implies — projects with an installation scope capable of addressing the particular needs of a community.  Whether they are utility-sponsored, a public-private partnership, or the innovation of a local nonprofit effort, community solar projects are demonstrating their long-term viability as a safe and renewable form of energy.

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