Energy

Community energy

  • Solar United Neighborhoods
    • DC SUN - “We work to expand access to solar by educating District residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening D.C.’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters”
    • VA SUN - “expands access to solar by educating Virginians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Virginia’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters,” encourages the development of solar co-ops; subsidiarity of Community Power Network
  • Solarize, a phenomenon that began in Portland between 2009 and 2012, has spread across the country. Original guidebook by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the City of Portland.

Legislation

  • Solar United Neighborhoods Act (SUN Act) - proposed legislation that “would amend the Internal Revenue Code so that the on-site requirement is lifted and those who participate in an off-site project can receive the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit”