At least 15 states have passed legislation encouraging the development of community solar projects, and more states are considering such legislation. Community solar projects expand access to renewable energy by allowing multiple residential, commercial, or industrial electric customers to invest in or subscribe to one central solar energy project and offset their electric usage or charges–through virtual net metering–based on their share of the solar energy generated by the project.

While the “traditional” solar model generally requires direct home or business premise ownership, access, or control, community solar removes this obstacle. Community solar projects can be located in a variety of places, whether ground-mounted on open land, or installed on the roof of a commercial or government building or a community center.

An immense amount of development, finance, and M&A activity is underway in the community solar space. Please join us for a webinar where you will hear about the current state of legislation and implementing regulation in several key states, and details about community solar programs that are underway in those states.

Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET


Darin Lowder
Energy and Project Finance Group 


Katie Leesman

Energy and Project Finance Group

Amir Yazdi

Solar Energy Industries Association

Brandon Smithwood

Solar Energy Industries Association

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the energy industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Cheresnowsky at