December 7, 2017

Recently, the Pembina Institute has developed and released the Alberta Community Solar Guide. Community solar is an ownership model for solar energy systems that enables more community members to have a partial stake in owning, leasing, or accessing electricity from a nearby solar photovoltaics (PV) array. This form of access overcomes many of the barriers of traditional rooftop solar energy systems. Community solar projects can be more financially and physically accessible than traditional rooftop installations, and offer economies of scale to compete with retail electricity prices.

This resource can be used by municipalities who want to work with communities to undertake these projects, or for community members who want to take these projects on themselves.

There is a lot to consider when comprehensively planning a community solar project. The guide prepared by the Pembina Institute is for Albertans who are interested in community solar projects, and for renewable energy developers who can use it as an awareness tool when working with communities to develop such projects. This resource can be used by municipalities who want to work with communities to undertake these projects, or for community members who want to take these projects on themselves.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Matt Dow
Policy Analyst
780.955.4085

Kim Heyman
Director, Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079

Attachments:
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Download this file (12 06 17 Guide to Community Solar in Alberta.pdf)12 06 17 Guide to Community Solar in Alberta.pdf 

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