Community solar projects were already projected to grow sharply even before Thursday’s big announcement of a deal to expand deployment, Ben writes.

🏃🏽‍♀️ Catch up fast: Developer Summit Ridge Energy, procuring panels from Qcells, yesterday unveiled plans for projects in multiple states totaling 1,200 megawatts of capacity in next several years.

🖼️ The big picture: The chart above shows projected growth, not including Thursday’s deal.

Why it matters: Community projects provide solar to people who can’t install panels because they live in multi-unit buildings or aren’t homeowners.

Multiple customers subscribe to power from an off-site project and receive credits on their bills.

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