Fresh Energy is proud to announce that it will partner with the U.S. Department of Energy to host a National Community Solar Partnership workshop in 2016. Building off of a National Community Solar Summit at the White House on November 17, the workshop will convene solar companies, nonprofits, and state and local community leaders who are working to expand community solar in the Midwest.
The National Community Solar Partnership was created as part of a White House announcement in July 2015. Minnesota organizations also involved in the National Community Solar Partnership include RREAL, Sunshare, ecolibrium3, Representative Keith Ellison’s office, and the University of Minnesota. Fresh Energy looks forward to working with these organizations to highlight Minnesota’s leadership on community solar.
Although Minnesota has already passed strong community solar legislation, there is more work to do to ensure that Minnesotans of all incomes have access to clean energy. Though our involvement in the National Community Solar Partnership, including a regional workshop in Minnesota in 2016, our state can continue to lead the path to clean, renewable energy for households of all income levels.