Virtual Net Metering and the Future of Community Solar Jan 11 2014

Community solar is gaining momentum across the United States, making solar energy available to more people than ever before. One of the keys to facilitating shared solar is policy. “An interesting facet of policy is what it enables people to do within a given state,” Anna Brockway, SunShot Fellow at the US Department of Energy, said in a panel discussion. “If a state has some sort of virtual benefit legislation—like virtual net metering—that enables different types of shared models than wouldn’t be possible otherwise.”