Community Solar Washington is an advocacy effort to pass legislation creating a Community Solar Program. Under the proposed program, electric consumers may participate in a community solar project and receive a monthly credit on their utility bill for the electricity produced by their project. The program expands solar access to marginalized communities, renters, and homes or businesses unfit for solar.
Community solar programs are growing all over the country with programs in twenty states. The Oregon program (OregonCSP.org) opened this year and has pre-certified 20 projects and has registered 55 project managers.