What is a solar community?
A group of residential users and/or commercials are integrated to achieve the financing of projects of renewable energies in general, mainly they are of photovoltaic solar energy. The concept can be so advanced that it allows creating a public services company.
One of the main advantages of photovoltaic solar energy in communities, in addition to funding, is the fact that between 50 and 75 percent of potential solar consumers can not place solar panels on their own roof, solar energy Community is the mechanism that allows those consumers to access solar energy. With The possibility of accessing money with this scheme the US (SEPA) predicts that the solar energy of a community can represent 30 percent of all distributed generation solar electricity for 2020. Clearly, the potential for a solar-boom Community market is there.
As there is always a major drawback to government regulation and policies to encourage the development of community solar energy. In other words, the projects exist almost everywhere, hopefully in countries such as Colombia, Peru and Brazil are allowed to adjust the regulation so that these types of projects are developed easily.
To truly capture the potential of the community’s solar energy, it is up to us in the solar energy industry to educate policymakers at all levels, local, state and regional, about the benefits of solar energy from the Community. Because once appropriate policies are implemented nationwide, solar projects in the community will extend the Solar revolution to more people and consolidate it as the method of electricity production of the future.
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