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Utilities must come clean about the full value of community solar

March 28, 2024

Millions of electric customers are on the cusp of gaining access to the benefits of local, clean solar energy as state legislatures in at least eight states across the country consider bills that would allow third-party community solar development for their constituents. But we’re in danger of missing out on the benefits these projects could bring because utilities continue to misrepresent the facts to protect their profits.

Community solar bills are being sponsored by legislators from both parties across the country and enjoy widespread public support, including from a diverse coalition of groups — from farmers and businesses, to environmental justice and ratepayer advocates. These bipartisan coalitions have rallied behind community solar because it would create competition, more energy choice, economic development and bill savings for all ratepayers.

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