Empowering Communities: Participate in the 2024 Sharing the Sun Survey

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/6/2024, 10:03 a.m.
Houston, we have a bright opportunity! The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is once again calling on community solar developers …
June 02, 2017 - Red Oak Park won an international award for affordable housing. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) Dennis Schroeder

Houston, we have a bright opportunity! The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is once again calling on community solar developers to contribute to the future of solar energy. By participating in NREL’s annual Sharing the Sun data collection, you can help shape the trajectory of community solar projects across the United States.

Why Participate?

The Sharing the Sun dataset provides a comprehensive snapshot of the community solar market. This invaluable resource helps industry stakeholders understand trends, challenges, and opportunities within the solar sector. The latest dataset, released earlier this year, includes detailed information on U.S. community solar projects through the end of 2023. Your participation ensures that the most current and complete data is available, supporting the growth and optimization of community solar initiatives nationwide.

How to Get Involved

Submitting your data is straightforward and crucial for the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the dataset. Access the 2024 data collection form and submit your responses by June 10. By doing so, you contribute to a collective effort that benefits everyone involved in the community solar market—from developers to consumers.

The Impact of Your Participation

By sharing your project data, you help:

1. Advance Solar Innovation: Detailed, accurate data drives innovation in solar technology and project management.

2. Support Policy Making: Policymakers rely on robust data to create informed regulations and incentives that promote sustainable energy.

3. Educate and Inspire: Comprehensive data educates the public and potential investors about the viability and benefits of community solar projects.

A Call to Action

Houston’s community solar developers, this is your chance to make a lasting impact. Your contributions to the Sharing the Sun dataset not only support the local solar industry but also reinforce Houston’s reputation as a leader in renewable energy. Let’s work together to ensure a sustainable future powered by clean, renewable solar energy.

Join the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s 2024 Sharing the Sun data collection today. Let’s harness the power of the sun to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all. Submit your project data by June 10 and be part of a transformative movement in the solar industry.

For more information and to access the data collection form, visit NREL’s Sharing the Sun Survey https://www.nrel.gov/community-solar.