November 18 -- WASHINGTON — About half of electric customers can't install solar panels because they don't own their building, don't get enough sun or don't have a large, south-facing roof to install solar panels, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Those technical challenges are a particular hurdle for low- and middle-income customers — and that's why the Obama administration is pushing a solution known as community solar.
The White House hosted a summit Tuesday to bring together major solar players to figure out ways to expand retail solar power from traditional rooftop arrays to a model in which households and businesses invest in shared solar systems. The administration announced that 68 cities, states, and businesses had signed on to a White House initiative to promote community solar, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income households. >>View Article