Co-ops continue to gain national recognition for their commitment to develop solar energy resources. Just last month, the Department of Energy singled out the work of co-ops for a feature article in its Energy.gov website.
The article focused on the efforts of co-ops in making utility-scale solar options less costly and more quickly and easily deployed in rural American communities. It especially called out the work of co-op partners in the DOE-funded Solar Utility Network Deployment Acceleration initiative (SUNDA), which is a continuing outgrowth of a 2009 federal grant secured by NRECA and partner cooperatives that was aimed at developing, testing and distributing a package of ready-to-use set of standard engineering designs, financing models, templates, tools and plans.
Read the Energy.gov article
See other examples of cooperatives’ work in solar that is recognized by the DOE here.
See a compilation of NRECA’s publicly available resources here.
See the latest in co-op solar initiatives in the Business & Technology Strategies section of Cooperative.com here.
Watch a video from the 2016 Annual Meeting that discussed several co-op solar strategies. Click here.
Read last month’s TechSurveillance report from the NRECA Business & Technology Strategies Department that discusses financing of solar and energy efficiency investments. Click here.