Solar Development Approach
Community Energy Solar is a utility scale solar energy developer with a long track record of renewable development that continues to be successful in today’s challenging market. Community Energy Solar builds long-term relationships by creating a mutually beneficial scenario for all parties involved. Community Energy’s market experience, local relationships and financial backing combines for the most reliable source of high-quality solar development projects and REC creation.
Since 1999, Community Energy has developed and financed over 1,400 MW of renewable energy power projects across the country, including 700 MW of solar power.
Benefitting the Community
Increased tax revenue: Helps support local infrastructure
Lease payments to local landowners: Long term income stream to property owners
Jobs: Development and operation of a solar project creates temporary construction jobs and long-term management jobs
Low impact Construction: Environmentally and community minded construction. Collaborative effort with the community to create a project that best fits its surroundings.
Lower Costs: Pass along benefits of falling solar costs to power purchase customers
Rising Cost of Energy: Utilities, Commercial electric customers, Universities and other high use power purchasers can hedge against rising energy prices with solar energy.
Reliable Investment Return
Electric Utility Benefit
Peak Management: The peak hour generation of solar reduces load on the grid during high usage time of day
Increased grid reliability: Solar projects provide capital for transmission upgrades improving the reliability of the local electric grid
Reduction in transmission loss: Close proximity of solar to the energy delivery point reduces losses associated with transporting energy long distances.