Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a U.S.-based community solar developer, has signed an agreement with RGS Energy to act as an authorized reseller of its community solar solution. The agreement will expand CEC’s reach to provide solar solutions to customers who rent or lease their property or are otherwise unable to install onsite systems due to site orientation, shading or restrictions imposed upon historic properties.
RGS Energy will leverage its marketing and sales channels to target both residential and commercial customers to participate in CEC’s Western Massachusetts Community Solar Array in Hadley, Mass. (WMECo) and Southeastern Massachusetts Community Solar Array in Rehoboth, Mass. (NGRID/SEMA). The agreement will extend to CEC’s future Massachusetts community solar facilities as they progress through the approval and development process. RGS Energy is also the EPC contractor on these two previously announced CEC community solar projects currently under construction.
“Our new partnership with CEC represents a significant opportunity for RGS Energy to expand beyond its traditional rooftop market and serve customers historically unable to take advantage of solar due to poor site conditions, or the fact that they lease or rent their properties,” said Kam Mofid, RGS Energy’s CEO.
CEC’s community-owned solar model allows 100% of a utility’s ratepayers—including businesses, governments, non-profits, renters, those with shaded properties, and people of all income levels—the opportunity to own locally-produced clean energy. Community solar customers receive many of the same state and local rebates and incentives programs as home-sited systems. The shared utility-scale arrays are sited and maintained to operate at peak efficiency for many years, provide a maintenance free energy solution, and are generally transferrable at the discretion of the home owner.
CEC’s President Paul Spencer said: “We are excited to continue building a strong partnership with RGS Energy. This new strategic relationship with RGS Energy will help CEC to more quickly extend its customer reach and take advantage of the growing demand for community solar in Massachusetts.”