THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE (COMMUNITY SOLAR) GARDEN

Still on the topic of community-scale issues: With the goal of making solar more accessible to a wider range of US communities, including low-income households and people who rent rather than own, the White House announced a new initiative to ramp up community solar projects across America, and install 300 MW of renewables in federally subsidized housing developments by 2020. When would we consider community solar? In multi-family housing projects where the budget, or the building design, doesn't support on-site PV but partnering with a 3rd party to provide residents with a community-based PV system makes a good business case (selling point).