Solar Technical Brief Examines Utility Cross-Functional Coordination

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have released Community Solar Program Design: Working Within the Utility. This is the latest in the series of quarterly bulletins and briefs focusing on utility solar business models from the SEPA and EPRI partnership.

This brief focuses on community solar programs, a type of business model that requires innovative approaches and cross-functional coordination. From the point of view of the community solar design person or team within a utility, this brief explores topics including:

  • The inter-departmental strategic needs that should be addressed in the development of a community solar program
  • Strategic and design questions the community solar design team may need to answer, and how feedback from other stakeholders may help 
  • Two case studies on community solar programs at Seattle City Light and Tucson Electric Power, including lessons learned during the development process

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Source: Solar Electric Power Association, 2/15/12