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The Solar Value Project was initially developed to serve outreach needs for the Community Solar Value Project, co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO), initially under DOE's Solar Market Pathways Program, Award Number DE-EE0006905. The CSVP was led by Extensible Energy, Inc. with support from Cliburn and Associates, LLC, Olivine Inc., and Navigant Consulting (now Guidehouse). Utility participants include the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Public Service of New Mexico, and other utilities nationwide. The project aimed to increase the scale, reach, and value of utility-based community solar programs by using strategic solar technologies, siting, and design, and by integrating suitable companion measures, such as demand-response and storage. Most products from that effort are found under the Shared Solar Tab. Based on the site's Blog and other resources, it grew in popularity as a forum covering all types of community-scale solar innovations.
The Solar Plus for Electric Cooperatives (SPECs) project is led by Cliburn and Associates, LLC, under Subcontract No. AGR-2020-10205, as part of the Solar Energy Innovation Network. SPECs aims to increase the pace and impact of local solar-plus-storage development by electric co-ops. Core team members include Cliburn and Associates, LLC, North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), and three leading electric co-ops: Cobb EMC, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and United Power. Details are provided under the Solar-Plus tab. The Innovation Network is a collaborative research effort administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. In keeping with the Disclaimer below, the views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the DOE, or the U.S. Government.
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