Since the last joint Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Ballard Spahr Community Solar webinar, several states have passed legislation encouraging the development of community solar gardens. Further highlighting the dynamic, growing opportunities in this space, other states have made significant progress in developing their community solar programs. SEIA and Ballard Spahr are jointly hosting a webinar to provide an update on the current status of legislation, implementing regulation, and existing programs in several key states.

Community solar projects expand access to solar generation resources by allowing multiple residential, commercial, or industrial electric customers to invest in or subscribe to solar energy projects located in remote locations. Electric usage or charges are offset, typically through virtual net metering bill credits based on their allocated share of the solar energy generated by the project.

While the "traditional" distributed generation solar model generally requires direct ownership, access, or control of the renewable energy project site by the customers, community solar removes this obstacle. Community solar projects can be located in a variety of places, including ground-mounted systems on vacant land, on the roofs of commercial or government buildings, or other community property.

Date & Time

Friday, April 7, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET


Darin Lowder
Energy and Project Finance


Katie Leesman
Energy and Project Finance

Laura Passera
Coalition for Community Solar Access

Madeline Klein
SoCore Energy

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 CLE credits.

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