Stion Corporation is proud to announce its membership as a founding member in the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA). The CCSA is paving the way for access to clean, local, affordable solar energy for homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profits with physical, financial and ownership constraints. “We are excited to have another US solar manufacturer join CCSA. Stion’s innovative CIGS solar module technology is an exciting addition to our growing member roster made up of the leading companies in the community solar space,” said Jeff Cramer, executive director of CCSA.
As of early 2016, 91 projects totaling 102 MW of community solar had been installed across 25 states and the District of Columbia. A recent NREL study hailed community solar as having a market potential of up to $16 billion and up to 11 GW of installed solar capacity by 2020. CCSA and its members are working in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine, Missouri and Colorado to develop sustainable regulations, launch pilots and revise outdated programs to meet increasing demand. Stion modules are ideal for community solar projects as they outperform traditional c-Si modules by 5-10% depending on the climate due to:
- An industry leading temperature coefficient of -.26%/Degree Celsius
- High quality, glass on glass module construction, resistant to light-induced or potential-induced degradation
- Unique cell structure that results in less production loss in shaded conditions, and increased production in low light
Stion views community solar as a “Simply Better” opportunity for partners and clients to benefit from economies of scale while building a customer base in an under served, vast market. Whether you’re already doing business in regions with community solar or are interested in bringing community solar to your state, email Stion.
Stion and the CCSA look forward to helping you get involved in a community solar project today!