SunShot Initiative - Solar Market Pathways

CSE led the Virtual Net Metering Market Development Project to advance solar adoption across the nation. CSE focused on the challenge of increasing rooftop solar photovoltaic installations on multitenant buildings and multifamily housing in California and beyond by taking advantage of favorable utility pricing structures. The three-year project focused on expanding the awareness and use of California’s state-mandated virtual net energy metering (NEM-V) tariff, which provides a special utility billing arrangement allowing energy generation credits from a single solar system to be shared virtually among multiple tenant accounts. CSE’s findings are valuable not only for existing community and shared solar programs throughout the country, but also to emerging markets seeking to develop a successful shared solar program in the future.

The Virtual Net Metering Market Development Project was one of 15 Solar Market Pathways projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative aimed at advancing the nation’s adoption of solar power.

Solar Market Pathways Impacts

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