Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in spreading community solar projects. These projects aim at expanding access to solar power for customers who may not want or be able to install solar panels on their own properties.
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The 2013 marked the first time utility-scale solar generation outpaced the distributed solar market. The business model for distributed solar continues its shift from customer-owned installations to third-party leases and PPAs now dominating the sector.
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Based on 2013 SEPA market research, the utility-scale market has boomed -- averaging 58% annual growth over the last two years and surpassing the distributed market in size for the first time.