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