Can the DOE’s community solar target to power 5M homes be met? Not without state-level support
What’s in the federal government’s purview is to help catalyze programs like community distributed generation (CDG), which allows for the benefits of municipal projects to be shared by subscribers, and community choice aggregation (CCA), which allows the collective buying ability of a municipality to procure power — executed at the local level. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CCAs are the most participatory mechanism of green power purchase in the United States.
Individual states will ultimately drive success with respect to higher adoption of community solar.
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