Community Solar Program
CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY NOW OPEN
FOR A LIMITED TIME
If you’re a developer or non-profit organization, you may
now submit a request for offer to see if you qualify for
CPA’s Community Solar program.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has allocated 3.13 megawatts (MW) of solar generation for Clean Power Alliance (CPA) customers under the Community Solar Green Tariff. CPA will provide residents within a Disadvantaged Community (DAC) in CPA service territory with access to 100% clean energy and 20% discounts off their electricity bill. This program allows developers to build small-scale solar facilities within these under-resourced communities that may not otherwise have access to clean power, making clean power accessible to everyone.
A local nonprofit organization that provides information about Power Share to the community by educating and helping to sign up residents. The community sponsor can utilize 25% of the power from the project site and receive a 20% discount on its electric bill.
This is the location where solar arrays are located. Sites must be within a Disadvantage Community (DAC) and within 5 miles of DAC CPA service territory. Please see this map to determine project site eligibility.
They are in the local community and utilize power from the project. Customers must live in a DAC and within 5 miles of the project site. At least 50% of customers enrolled in Community Solar must be on a CARE/FERA rate. Customers receive a 20% discount on top of other bill discounts they may already receive including CARE.
Solar energy developers interested in developing local small scale community projects and nonprofit organizations interested in sponsoring a community solar project in their communities can complete our Contact Information Authorization Form and Questionnaire by clicking the “I’m interested in participating” button on the right. This also applies to businesses, agencies, schools, property managers and other entities interested in hosting a community solar project at a one of their facilities.
If you have already signed up and have received an email with the partner code, click the “Find A Partner” button on the right. CPA cannot facilitate partnerships, but we are providing this resource so interested parties may begin working together to evaluate potential projects.
There is an upcoming opportunity for project developers and site sponsors. The anticipated schedule is listed below.