Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer and solutions provider, has been named by IHS Markit 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 will be recognized at the IHS Markit CERAWeek executive conference March 5-9 in Houston, Texas.
“It is an honor to be recognized by IHS Markit as an Energy Innovation Pioneer," said Clean Energy Collective founder and CEO, Paul Spencer. “As a leader of community solar, CEC’s team is uniquely positioned to empower developers, asset owners, and utilities with the tools and expertise required to deploy cost-effective community renewable programs.”
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 is the only provider of a fully scalable, end-to-end solution viable for all utility types and market structures. 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.
Paul Spencer will address CERAWeek attendees during the Strategic Dialogue Session, sharing his frontline perspective on the unique characteristics of the community renewables market and the strategy CEC is executing to facilitate the drive to scale.