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* The modeling tools consist of the DOE’s “Systems Analysis Model” (SAM), economic modeling software for renewable energy projects, and the newly created “Michigan Community Solar Analysis Tool”, an Excel spreadsheet-based tool that uses data from the SAM modeling tool to analyze various Community Solar configurations. These tools enable Michigan utilities, businesses, neighborhood associations, citizens’ groups, and others to analyze the financial effects of using various structures and configurations in the development of their projects.
 
* The modeling tools consist of the DOE’s “Systems Analysis Model” (SAM), economic modeling software for renewable energy projects, and the newly created “Michigan Community Solar Analysis Tool”, an Excel spreadsheet-based tool that uses data from the SAM modeling tool to analyze various Community Solar configurations. These tools enable Michigan utilities, businesses, neighborhood associations, citizens’ groups, and others to analyze the financial effects of using various structures and configurations in the development of their projects.
 
* Despite having less access to solar radiation than Michigan, Germany is setting the global record for solar power production. Community solar programs need to be accelerated.
 
* Despite having less access to solar radiation than Michigan, Germany is setting the global record for solar power production. Community solar programs need to be accelerated.
* Michigan-based Dow Chemical Company is currently manufacturing a shingle product, which protects roofs like a standard shingle and contains solar cells that can power a home.
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* Michigan-based Dow Chemical Company is currently manufacturing a shingle product, which protects roofs like a standard shingle and contains solar cells tha]t can power a home.
 
* The AEPPTE expired on December 31, 2012, leaving the state without a property tax incentive, although there have been several attempts to reintroduce legislation that would continue the exemption and clarify the real versus personal property issue.
 
* The AEPPTE expired on December 31, 2012, leaving the state without a property tax incentive, although there have been several attempts to reintroduce legislation that would continue the exemption and clarify the real versus personal property issue.
 
* Michigan does not currently have any solar access laws.
 
* Michigan does not currently have any solar access laws.
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'''Two case studies'''- 1. Berea Solar Farms & 2. SUNSHARE – COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES
 
'''Two case studies'''- 1. Berea Solar Farms & 2. SUNSHARE – COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES
 
3. Buy PV Panels - Community Solar projects that involve purchasing of PV panels by customers are usually owned by a developer under contract with the local utility. '''case study''' - CLEAN ENERGY COLLECTIVE, LLC (CEC) of Carbondale, Colorado.
 
3. Buy PV Panels - Community Solar projects that involve purchasing of PV panels by customers are usually owned by a developer under contract with the local utility. '''case study''' - CLEAN ENERGY COLLECTIVE, LLC (CEC) of Carbondale, Colorado.
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=== '''SF Environment, Community Shared Solar'''[https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/community_shared_solar.pdf]===
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(1) the basics of community shared solar; (2) the benefits of community shared solar; (3) variations in
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design of community shared solar programs; (4) examples of community shared solar program; (5) California’s
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regulatory context; and (6) community shared solar’s potential to expand San Francisco’s solar market.
    
== References ==
 
== References ==
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