Community Power Accelerator Prize - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Community Power Accelerator Prize

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To fast-track the efforts of new, emerging, and expanding solar developers and co-developers to learn, participate, and grow their operations to support multiple successful community solar projects.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Competitors should be community solar (co)developers interested in expanding staff and operations and incorporating meaningful benefits into multiple community solar projects, either through an existing project portfolio of at least 1MW or with plans to develop at least 1 MW of community solar.

Decarbonization Considerations

Local governments can pitch this program to non-public partners involved in community solar. Doing so can help power these entities with clean energy, meet public energy goals, and develop the local solar market.

Equity Considerations

Consider accelerating community solar in areas where disadvantaged entities are likely to recoup the benefits (e.g., energy savings, clean power, reduced pollution, brownfield reuse, etc.).

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

March 15, 2023

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

Not required

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