The Community Power Network (CPN) is a network of grassroots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based renewable energy projects and policies.
We are a resource and strategic partner to our diverse, nonpartisan membership that includes: private citizens, nonprofits, developers, contractors, consultants, financiers, and manufacturers of renewable energy. Although we are a collection of unique and independent organizations focused on implementing real projects on the ground we are connected by a shared vision.
On the regional level we run five programs: DC SUN, MD SUN, VA SUN, WV SUN, and OH SUN. Each promotes solar throughout its jurisdiction. The programs share three goals:
Develop and scale solar projects within communities,
Pass solar policies that expand the local solar market, and
Build a community of clean energy advocates that traverse traditional political fault lines.
All of us have a stake in a future where every community participates in the financial benefits of our energy grid’s ongoing diversification from big central plants and passive consumers to a wider mix of distributed production & renewable energy.