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With Rooftop Solar Energy Out Of Reach For Many, Here’s What ‘Community Solar’ Could Do For Us

“The cost of doing community solar development in urban areas has been one of the factors that’s driven the development of solar in desert areas,” said Robert Cudd, who researches community solar at UCLA’s California Center for Sustainable Communities. “You’re not just building new infrastructure. You have to find a place, a property, a location in space where you can actually put these things. That has been prohibitively expensive for private solar developers.”