National Trade Association for Community Solar Launched

CCSA is a business-led trade organization that works to expand access to clean, local, affordable energy nationwide through community solar. Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by individual community members, who receive credits on their electricity bills for their portion of the power produced.

Leading energy companies in the solar market today announced the formation of the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the first-ever national trade association for community solar.


CCSA is a business-led trade organization that works to expand access to clean, local, affordable energy nationwide through community solar. Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by individual community members, who receive credits on their electricity bills for their portion of the power produced.

Community solar projects provide American homeowners, renters and businesses access to the benefits of solar energy generation unconstrained by the physical attributes of their home or business, like roof space, shading, or whether or not they own their residence or building. These programs can also expand access to solar energy to low-income households.

Community solar is a rapidly growing market with immense market potential. A recent NREL report outlined that market potential of up to $16 billion in investments and up to 11 gigawatts of cumulative installed capacity through 2020. Successful community solar models are operating across the country with a beneficial role for all parties in the partnerships forged between subscriber, developer, and utility.

CCSA will work in partnership with consumers, local stakeholders, and utilities to promote smart policies and innovative program models to give all Americans in every community the ability to directly benefit from clean, affordable, and reliable solar power. CCSA's initial goals are: to open markets in key states; serve as the resource for policymakers, utilities and advocates who seek clear, practical options for establishing community solar programs; and to be the messenger to highlight the growing success of the community solar market.

Solar is a rapidly growing industry employing over 200,000 Americans and serving over 750,000 customers nationwide.

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We focus on the North American Solar Industry with an emphasis on general contractors, subcontractors and facilities managers working on energy, commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects project development.

As experts in helping renewable energy contractors with staff augmentation, our experience and resources will help you ramp up your solar power construction field workforce quickly.

Our solar energy staffing experts understand your demand for proven industrial experience in every tradesperson we provide you, which is why we have been recruiting and hiring only the best people, matching them to your specific project needs. And if the tradespeople aren't already located near your site, we'll find local solutions or deploy travelers, no matter where you need them.

With over 30.8 GW of PV and CSP NA projects either under construction or under development, HCS Renewable has the following trade professionals ready to work....

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