by Stephen Lacey
November 14, 2018

Community solar programs are expanding. There are now 31 states with shared projects in operation, amounting to 1,147 megawatts, according to the Q2 2018 tally from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Most of that community solar capacity sits in the top three markets — Minnesota, Massachusetts and Colorado — which collectively account for 810 megawatts. Another 600 megawatts could be coming for Massachusetts and Minnesota by the end of this year.

Other states are much smaller. In fact, there are eight states with only 100 or 200...