ROCKVILLE, Md.—August 14, 2019 — Community solar is often an ideal solution that allows solar consumers, including residences, businesses, schools and towns to join the Solar Revolution. As community solar increases in popularity so does the need for funding of these projects. But, as an emerging segment of the industry, community solar has been one of the least understood—at least until now. Nationally known community solar expert Standard Solar has launched a new eBook Community Solar: What You Need to Know.

“As we’ve watched the community solar market emerge, we’ve noted a significant lack of resources to educate those looking to do these types of projects,” said Scott Wiater, Chief Executive Officer and President, of Standard Solar. “Based on our expertise in the field, we can help fill this critical information gap and developed this eBook to offer potential partners and customers a clear and concise guide to community solar.”

This free, comprehensive guide to community solar, the fastest-growing segment of the burgeoning U.S. solar industry, answers the most pressing questions about community solar. Most importantly, it addresses how community solar deals get done—and, even more importantly, how they get funded?

In the eBook, readers will also discover:

  • What models for community solar currently exist
  • What states have thriving community solar markets, and which are moving in that direction
  • Why community solar might be right for you.
  • How successful community solar deals are structured

The eBook arms readers with the knowledge they need to make sure a solar project can come to fruition, secure in knowing that it’s the best deal possible.

Download your free copy of Community Solar: What You Need to Know here.

Between 50% and 75% of potential solar consumers, including residences, businesses, schools and towns (among others), can’t put solar on their own roofs. For just such solar consumers, community solar is the answer. According to GTM’s recent report, Commercial Solar Consumer Finance Trends, third-party ownership in commercial solar has been increasing since 2015, driven primarily by the intense growth in community solar. Community solar accounted for almost 20% of commercial installations in 2017, 99% of which were third-party owned.

With access to in excess of $500 million in low-cost project capital from international energy giant Énergir, Standard Solar can help its customers overcome funding barriers from community solar projects.

Earlier this month, Standard Solar participated in a webinar “Executing successful community solar projects” in partnership with pv magazine. Industry experts with real-word experience discussed community solar projects—from the initial vision to project siting, financing, and subscriptions. Listen to the webinar here.

About Standard Solar

Standard Solar, Inc. is a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. Dedicated to making Distributed Generation (DG) solar more accessible to businesses, institutions, governments and utilities, the company is forging the path for clean, renewable energy development through turnkey solutions. With more than 100 megawatts installed, financed and maintained, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies in the US. Owned by Énergir, a leading energy provider with more than $5.8 billion US in assets, Standard Solar operates nationally and is headquartered in Rockville, Md. For more information, please visit


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