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COMMUNITY SOLAR

Expand your impact.

Community Solar is the fastest growing sector within the solar industry, with more than 10x growth in the last five years and 7 gigawatts (GW) of community solar expected to come online between 2022-2027. It brings the public and private sectors together to increase access to renewable energy, lower energy costs & slash carbon footprints — so all parties involved can benefit from it.

#ExpandYourImpact 

Hear how solar can benefit your company or community.

Who can benefit from Community Solar?

Businesses

Businesses

Businesses can host solar arrays that power their own facilities, and also “sell” solar energy to offtakers in the community. Or, they can offtake from a community solar installation — and power their facilities with clean energy without ever seeing a solar panel.

Municipalities

Municipalities

Municipalities can provide clean energy access to residents unable to install their own solar; leverage renewable energy to power libraries, schools, fire and police departments, and more; lower energy costs for the entire community; and, create new “green” jobs.

Surrounding Communities

Surrounding Communities

The members of surrounding communities — like small businesses, renters, and more — can leverage solar energy despite not having the ability to install solar panels on-site. By subscribing to a community project, they can lower their energy costs and carbon footprints.

DSD For Businesses

For Businesses

Businesses can host solar arrays that power their own facilities, and also “sell” solar energy to offtakers in the community. Or, they can offtake from a community solar installation — and power their facilities with clean energy without ever seeing a solar panel.

DSD municipalities

For Municipalities

Municipalities can provide clean energy access to residents unable to install their own solar; leverage renewable energy to power libraries, schools, fire and police departments, and more; lower energy costs for the entire community; and, create new “green” jobs.

DSD municipalities

Surrounding Communities

The members of surrounding communities — like small businesses, renters, and more — can leverage solar energy despite not having the ability to install solar panels on-site. By subscribing to a community project, they can lower their energy costs and carbon footprints.

2 minutes on how Community Solar works.

4 reasons to consider Community Solar.

1

Save on your
energy costs.

Organizations that subscribe to community solar save on energy costs when they offset with solar energy without hosting solar on-site. That’s just smart operational spending.

2

DSD New Revenue Streams

Open new
revenue streams.

Businesses can lease their available spaces (roof, parking and land) to host a community solar array, with the option to subscribe to it (or not) and distribute the energy generated from it to the surrounding community.

3

DSD fulfill customer needs

Facilitate more
clean energy.

70% of customers/voters want access to solar energy, but many can’t install panels onsite. Community Solar gives them that access to lower-cost renewable energy.

4

Reduce your
carbon footprint.

Traditional electric power is a huge contributor of greenhouse gases. Offsetting with solar is one of the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint.

“Community solar brings the access and diversification required to push solar forward, to expand the impact clean energy can have on communities and business.”

Sarah Moon

Senior Director of Community Solar, DSD
#ExpandYourImpact

Community Solar success stories.

Take a look at how these organizations are taking advantage of community solar.

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The rapid growth of Community Solar.

DSD’s active Community Solar markets.

Take the first step.

Getting the ball rolling on a Community Solar project may seem complicated. But we’re here to show you how it’s done. It all starts with a first step.