Soltage Hosts Delaware Governor John Carney to Sign Historic Community Solar Bill
Senate Bill 2 to accelerate community solar adoption in the state
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, September 17, 2021 — Today Soltage, an independent renewable provider, hosted Delaware Governor John Carney, and other state legislators to sign Senate Bill 2, a bill expected to advance community solar growth in the state. The event was located at Soltage’s operating 2 megawatt (MW) solar facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
Senate Bill 2 will transform community solar growth in Delaware. Community solar customers, such as individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and other groups, can subscribe to a portion of a solar project to receive an electric bill credit for electricity generated by their share of the system. This bill eliminates current barriers to community solar adoption and sets up new regulatory processes to lower the cost of clean energy and accelerate the adoption of community solar systems in the state. Each community solar project in Delaware will serve at least 15 percent low income customers to expand access to affordable clean energy.
“It takes all of us working together to address the existential threat of climate change in our communities,” said Governor John Carney. “It is my pleasure to finish the great work of Senator Stephanie Hansen, members of the General Assembly and advocates across the state, and sign these important pieces of legislation to protect our state’s environment for future generations.”
“Soltage is proud to host this historic bill signing that is critical for the future of community solar and clean energy adoption in Delaware,” said Soltage CEO and Co-Founder, Jesse Grossman. “The Soltage team was an early mover in serving Delaware customers with affordable renewable energy since our first assets were turned on in the state in 2013, and we are committed to the next chapter of growth Senate Bill 2 will bring.”
Other speakers at the event included:
- Senator and Representative Stephanie Hansen, Chair of the Senate Environment & Energy Committee
- DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin
- Representative Bill Bush
- Representative Deb Heffernan
- Representative Krista Griffith
- Thompson, Sierra Club
- Naini, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Turning Point Energy
- Jeffrey Richardson, Imani Energy
Soltage has developed over 100 clean energy projects with more than 400 MW total distributed generating capacity under construction and management across the country and is developing additional projects in Delaware to participate in the new community solar program.
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Soltage is a leader in the development, financing and operation of distributed utility-scale solar assets for commercial, industrial and municipal customers across the United States. Soltage has developed more than 100 solar energy projects with more than 400 MW total distributed generating capacity under construction and management. Since 2005, Soltage has successfully raised and invested $1 billion into clean energy infrastructure. Soltage is backed by a group of investors including Prudential Capital Group and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.soltage.com.