Watts & Learn: Shared Solar Approaches in Pennsylvania

01/14/2022 @ 12:00 pm - 01/14/2022 @ 1:00 pm


Shared Solar Approaches in Pennsylvania  

Friday, January 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

REGISTER: https://shared-solar-in-pa.eventbrite.com

(elected and government officials and staff – free of charge)

Pennsylvania still does not permit full-fledged “community solar” — a process for which anyone can subscribe to a portion of a solar project not located on their property and be credited on their utility bill. (During the webinar, we will mention the proposed bills to enable community solar that are in Harrisburg.)

In the meantime, join the Pennsylvania Solar Center and speakers for a discussion about a recent state Supreme Court decision ruling that overturned some of the Public Utility Commission rulemaking regarding virtual net metering, opening up an opportunity for some shared solar projects. The developer who litigated and won the case will talk about the process and what the outcome means for solar development in Pennsylvania.

The law still requires that a net-metered solar project and its associated home or building be located on properties within two miles of each other and have the same owner on the account; however, we will discuss how these projects can be structured to benefit multiple owners. Another developer will also share how his company is putting this decision into practice.

In addition, the Clean Energy Cooperative will explain how they are funding nonprofit and commercial solar projects in Northeast Pennsylvania using a unique community involvement and investment model.


  • David Hommrich, Sunrise Energy LLC, appellant in the PA Supreme Court case
  • Todd Fryatt, President, ECA SOLAR
  • Jack Barnett, The Clean Energy Co-Op, Board Member
  • Matt Mahoney, Director of Government Affairs, PA Solar Center
  • Sharon Pillar, Executive Director, PA Solar Center (moderator)

 General Registration is $15 for this webinar; $100 for the 10-webinar series (and all recordings). Free for elected officials and legislative staff. Special arrangements for complementary registration can be made for those who request it by contacting us at info@pasolarcenter.org. Please don’t let financial hesitancies prevent you from attending! We want you there!!

Get access to the whole series of 10 webinars in the next 10 months for $100 (as well as recordings from past webinars). Your ticket supports the activities of the PA Solar Center and is 100% tax deductible as we are under the fiscal sponsorship of New Sun Rising, a 501c3 nonprofit.

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