What Is Distribution-Scale Solar?

Distribution-scale solar occupies a sweet spot in the clean-energy market between large utility-scale and smaller behind-the-meter systems.

  • Large enough to leverage economies of scale enjoyed by utility-scale systems and can be developed at highly competitive costs.
  • Small enough that it can be flexibly located and can access distributed benefits.
  • Size: 0.5–10 MW interconnected to distribution grid.
  • Includes community solar (shared solar) and distribution-scale projects with utility off-takers.

Benefits of Solar PV by Scale