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Overview

CEO and Governance Module Overview

Purpose: To provide co-op decision makers with step-by-step guidance for implementing community solar

  • The tools and resources already available to help cooperatives plan and deploy PV installations

  • CEO and Board solar project checklists​​

  • The elements of defining a solar business model

  • Roles and responsibilities of staff members

  • ​​​​Customer service policy considerations

​Marketing, Member-Consumer Services, and Communications Overview
Purpose: To provide guidance on creating a communications plan for your community solar program as well as conducting market research to assess your membership’s interest in community solar.

  • Marketing Checklist

  • Advertising and Media Examples​​

  • Structure of a Communications Plan

  • Sample Marketing Materials



Information Technology to Support Marketing and Program Administration Module Overview

Purpose: To provide co-op decision makers with step-by-step guidance for implementing community solar

  • IT Manager’s Checklist

  • Software interoperability considerations

  • Cyber security risk management checklists

  • Sales Onboarding Document



Business, Finance, and Program Administration Module Overview

Purpose: To provide support for Project Managers seeking to develop a financial forecast and economic evaluation of a community solar project.

  • Available incentives for solar projects

  • Common ownership models and financing strategies

  • Tools to evaluate financing of a utility-scale PV project



Project Management Planning & PV System Engineering, Commissioning, and Operations Overview

Purpose: To provide support for Project Managers and Engineers who are tasked with system planning, site selection, permitting, and the other various project management aspects of implementing a community solar project.

  • Compiled checklists of project team responsibilities

  • Checklists for planning documents and plans

  • Community Solar Business Case template


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Andrew Cotter, Program and Product Line Manager - Renewable and Distributed Generation Technology,
NRECA, Business and Technologies Strategies Division​

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