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ForeFront Power to develop first community solar project for PG&E’s regional renewable choice program
Written By: Jen Neville
May 28, 2018
ForeFront Power has announced that the renewable energy developer will build the first community solar project for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program. The program allows PG&E customers, including those who rent or cannot install on-site solar, the option of purchasing up to 100 percent renewable energy from an off-site location.
Approximately half of U.S. households and businesses are unable to install rooftop solar due to space, lack of sun exposure or ownership limitations, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program gives residential and business customers – including those who rent – an easy way to participate in solar without installing or maintaining solar panels.
ForeFront Power is developing the inaugural Regional Renewable Choice program community solar project in Fresno County. Participating customers will sign a contract directly with ForeFront Power to subscribe to a portion of the energy produced from the 1.66-megawatt solar project. In turn, customers will receive a program credit from PG&E on their monthly energy statement based on the kilowatt-hour output of their subscription with the developer.
Both residential and business customers may now express their interest in the project to ForeFront Power in order to start their subscription upon project completion in mid-2019.
“ForeFront Power is excited to be the first renewable energy developer to take solar to the next level through community solar for PG&E customers,” said Director of Sales, Rachel McLaughlin. “We look forward to serving customers for whom on-site solar is not the right fit.”