The National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP), is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative, that strives to make community solar accessible and affordable for every U.S. household, by enabling communities to realize supplementary benefits and other value streams from community solar installations.
NCSP partners can apply for technical assistance, in the form of tools, information and support, to assist state, local, territory, and tribal governments as well as utilities and other community solar stakeholders (financiers, businesses, non-profit organizations, affordable housing providers, etc.) in designing and implementing affordable community solar models. Register on our community platform to become a partner.
Technical Assistance applications are due on March 31.
Technical assistance is provided by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or third-party experts on various topics, including:
Currently, 40 partners have received or are receiving technical assistance, representing 18 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
To be eligible for technical assistance opportunities, you must first join the partnership by registering with the community platform (see above). Technical assistance opportunities will be available at multiple times throughout the year. Application instructions can be found on the community platform, and more details about the opportunity can be found in the technical assistance webinar slide deck.
Learn more about how partners have benefited from NCSP Technical Assistance.
Partners who received or are currently receiving technical assistance are: