IHS Markit named Clean Energy Collective (CEC), one of the leading community solar developers, as an Energy Innovation Pioneer for its role developing strategies and technologies that are transforming the electricity energy future. CEC was selected from a field of more than 500 companies making noteworthy innovations throughout the energy spectrum. IHS Markit selected CEC for its unique Community Solar Platform technology and service solutions enabling cost-effective community solar program design, integration, and management. CEC is being recognized at the IHS Markit CERAWeek executive conference in Houston this week.
CEC’s community solar model, and the proprietary Community Solar Platform, provides a path to solar for the 75% of U.S. households and businesses where on-site/rooftop solar is either not possible or not practical. It opens the market for locally generated clean power to any participating utility customer, a market 7x the size of rooftop solar, setting the stage for exponential growth in consumer and commercial access to affordable renewable energy.
CEC has built or has under development approximately 175 community solar projects with 33 utility partners across 15 states, serving thousands of customers, and representing more than 310 MW of distributed renewable capacity.
“Technological innovation is the indispensable constant across the energy spectrum. These creative and dedicated problem-solvers represent a driving force that is shaping the new energy future,” Daniel Yergin, IHS Markit vice chairman and CERAWeek conference chair, said of Energy Innovation Pioneer honorees.
The Energy Innovation Pioneers program is held annually in conjunction with IHS CERAWeek, the premier international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials, financial communities, technology innovators and policy makers. Criteria for selecting Energy Innovation Pioneers includes the company’s creativity, business plan feasibility, scalability of technology, and the leadership team.
— Solar Builder magazine