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Community Power Accelerator

The Community Power Accelerator connects developers, investors, philanthropists, and community-based organizations to create an ecosystem of partners that work together to get more equity-focused community solar projects financed and deployed. Part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP), the accelerator will create a pipeline of credit-ready community solar projects—particularly those that provide benefits to underserved communities—and connect them with mission-aligned investors and philanthropic organizations to get these projects funded.


ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS include developers, investors, and philanthropic organizations.

Top Benefits

  • Builds a pipeline of verified, credit-ready projects with an equity focus that will speed deployment and increase investor confidence in community solar projects
  • Makes it easier for developers, community-based organizations, investors, and philanthropic organizations to identify and connect with each other
  • Provides a Credit-Ready Checklist for developers to use while preparing their projects
  • Provides free one-on-one technical assistance to participants
  • Participants can access the Community Power Accelerator Learning Lab
  • Participants can win up to $400,000 each as part of the Community Power Accelerator Prize

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