FACT SHEET: Administration Announces 68 Cities, States, and Businesses Are Working Together to Increase Access to Solar for All Americans

By: Office of the Press Secretary - November 17, 2015

Including Commitments to Scale Up Solar Access and Decrease Energy Bills in the Nearly 50 Percent of Households and Business that Cannot Install Solar Systems

The Obama Administration is committed to addressing climate change, promoting clean energy, and creating good paying jobs.  That is why, at a National Community Solar Summit at the White House today, the Administration is announcing 68 cities, states, and businesses are joining together to promote community solar, with an emphasis on scaling up solar for low- and moderate- income households. Community solar allows multiple households and businesses to pool their resources and invest in shared solar systems to save on their energy bills. Today, private sector organizations are building on the initial commitments announced in July, bringing the total number of pledges to advance community solar and scale up solar and for low- and moderate- income households to more than 20,000 households and $545 million across 21states.

Actions like the ones announced today, will help the U.S. transition to cleaner sources of energy faster a

New York backs community solar initiatives

By:  Edgar Meza - April 15, 2015

The state is encouraging residents to come together to install solar at up to a 20% discount as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spur clean energy innovation and investment.

PV installation, New York CityCommunities across New York are coming together to bring affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20% thanks in part to state initiatives aimed at supporting solar development.

More than two dozen campaigns have launched as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision plan, which assists communities in obtaining solar installations as large groups rather than individual households, making it cheaper for everyone involved. In addition, the program helps remove many of the obstacles that inhibit solar options, such as feasibility studies and finding the right contractor, according to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Inside New York's aggressive new community shared renewables program


Inside New York's aggressive new community shared renewables program

Earlier this month, New York regulators unveiled their new plan to expand consumer access to clean energy through a shared renewables program. Solar and wind advocates cheered the proposal, saying it is one of the most aggressive in the nation, but utilities see it presenting new challenges at a time of dramatic change in their regulation and business models. 

Like other policy innovations emerging from the landmark New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process being overseen by the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC), the shared renewables program isimpressively designed, renewables advocates say. Utilities worry it goes too far, too fast and could cost ratepayers.

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