In the second of three articles, Adam Capage of 3Degrees looks at how utilites can address the larger risks of a community solar program.
With interest in community solar continuing to grow, more utilities are grappling with how to design a successful program that meets their organizational goals.
In part one of this series on best practices in community solar, we reported on project ownership and siting options. This article focuses on risk mitigation -- a critical subject for every utility, but especially for investor-owned utilities (IOUs) that operate within regulatory mandates to hold non-participating customers harmless. When designing a community solar program, there are multiple risks utilities must assess. Here, we’ve focused on two that are particularly important and relevant... continue reading