Community Solar Design Workshop

Join SEPA and SEIA for this half-day workshop on the community solar business model. These programs have spread rapidly across the U.S., growing from roughly 100MW of program capacity in 2014 to over 800MW by the end of 2017. Participants will learn about program best practices that the 227 existing programs have uncovered – such as ensuring community attributes align with financing. The interactive capstone activity will be to design your own community solar program using the lessons learned from the curriculum. This workshop is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. All content will be presented by SEPA's Advisory Services Team.

** Get a head-start by reading the latest reports from SEPA:

  • Selling Out 1.55 MW of Community Solar in 7 Weeks: Inside the City of Fremont, Nebraska‘s Community Solar Program. View report.

  • Community Solar Program Design Models. View report.


Time Session Information
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch and Welcome
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Introductions and Market Overview
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Rapid Fire Sessions:

  • What Community Solar Is, and What It Isn’t
  • Opportunities for Developers: Policy & Partnership
  • Financing Tips
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Community Solar Design Practicum

Workshop facilitated by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)