University Park Community Solar LLC has approved its Operating
members as a private membership organization. We are grateful for the Pro Bono
service of Carolyne Gaudet of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in providing our
Operating Agreement. We would also like to thank Andrew M. Tucker of
the firm Andrews Kurth LLP for providing theSubscription
individuals to join our limited partnership.
On April 14, 2010, we signed the Solar
Energy Generation System Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement with
Standard Solar to install the solar generating system. We have worked
closely with our Host, the Church of the Brethren, assisted by Standard Solar in
writing the Power
Purchase Agreement. The
PPA was finalized and signed April 25, 2010 by representatives of the Church and
The Church of the Brethren executed an Interconnection
Agreement with Pepco September 7, 2010 as a Small
Generator Facility. On November 23, 2010, the Maryland Public Service
Commission approved UPCS LLC's application as a Tier 1 ,
Level 2 Solar Renewable Energy Facility which
allows the LLC to sell Solar Renewable Energy Certificates in the PJM-GATS
Finally, UP Community Solar LLC had enlisted the help of the Maryland
Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center (“MIPLRC”)
at the beginning of our solar endeavor. The MIPLRC is an educational
program whose primary mission is to train University of Maryland law students by
providing them with an opportunity to participate directly in the representation
of clients under the close and regular supervision of an experienced licensed
attorney. We would like to thank them for their assistance.
All of the above documents are available on request should other groups or
communities wish to copy our model. Contact
University Park Community Solar LLC 2011 Annual Report.pdf
2012 Annual Report.
2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
To read a Michigan comparative analysis of various types of community solar
organizations, click here.
Another study that includes an analysis of our model along with many others is
by NREL. To read it, click here.