2016 Community Power Network Annual Report: A letter from our Executive Director

By Anya Schoolman on April 19, 2017

CPN 2016 Annual Report CoverDear Friends,

Last year was a big one for us. We welcomed Ohio and Florida to the Solar United Neighborhoods (SUN) family, helped more than 500 additional households go solar, and fought hard for better solar policies across the country. And, our members installed their 10,000th kilowatt of solar! We are very proud of our work, and thankful to all of you for supporting us.

Solar co-ops are vital in helping people go solar. More than just offering members a discount, co-ops provide the unbiased information and support that is essential to making a confident investment decision. Co-ops are one of the most effective ways to bring new people into the solar market, and we have seen that expanding the market is one of the best way to grow our political power.

The outcome of the 2016 Presidential election dramatically altered the outlook for national policy, but it does not change our strategy. In fact, we have seen a surge in interest in our work. An increasing number of individuals and community groups are reaching out
to express interest in going solar and fighting for solar now. People see going solar as a way to participate meaningfully in the clean energy movement and stand up to monopoly utilities. More solar supporters than ever are motivated to be active in policy reform to protect the distributed solar market from political attacks.

We have big plans for 2017 and beyond. We would love you to be a part of it. Click here to read our full annual report.

All the best,


Anya Schoolman
Executive Director Community Power Network