Articles by Michelle Moore

About Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore is the CEO of Groundswell. Her accomplishments span leading sustainability efforts for the Federal government to helping build the global green building movement; McGraw-Hill’s GreenSource magazine called Michelle a “relentless agent for change.” She has created multi-billion dollar public-private partnerships to drive energy retrofits, developed new global climate programs for the Clinton Foundation, and led successful campaigns to double Federal use of hybrid vehicles and renewable energy.

The Transformative Potential of Community Solar

America is following the sun. Last year, the U.S. welcomed a new megawatt of solar capacity every 36 minutes, which created 1 out of every 50 new American jobs. Solar energy is abundant, affordable, and clean – and it’s growing. Thanks to community solar, it could also become a transformative way to share power, welcoming low-income communities to the economic opportunities of clean, distributed energy.

While rooftop solar has become a familiar part of the solar sector’s growth, it’s not accessible to half of the country. If you don’t own your own roof, don’t have good sun exposure, or don’t have good credit, it’s not an option. From an industry perspective, that means that the solar sector is missing out on at least half of its potential customers.

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