Electric cooperatives light the way toward more community solar

By Kelsey Misbrener CoServ Electric’s solar installation in Texas. Photo courtesy of NRECA.
When discussing areas of utility-scale solar growth during a panel at Solar Power International, Mathew Ricci with national utility contractor Arraycon mentioned the Midwest getting a boost in construction thanks to electric cooperatives. According to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the service organization for America’s electric cooperatives, ratepayers that belong to cooperatives are voting to add solar to the mix, and it seems like this type of utility is growing community solar in a big way.
There are around 900 co-ops in 47 states serving around 42 million customers, according to

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