People Power Solar Coop and Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) Make Waves at the Sunny Awards


The Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar proved to be a big win for two members of PSEF’s network, People Power Solar Coop  and  Cooperative Energy Futures  (CEF). The Sunny Awards , which were held on January 19th, are an initiative of the National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) Annual Summit, a coalition of community solar stakeholders keen on making community solar more accessible.  

Cooperative Energy Futures’ Faribault Community Solar Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota was one of five $10,000 grand prize winners. Grand prize winners were determined by an external panel that reviewed eligibility requirements and used a pre-set set of scoring guidance to make final prize determinations.  
People Power Solar Coop walked away with a Meaningful Benefits Category Special Recognition award to acknowledge its unique innovation in developing and executing a community ownership model.  

Both organizations work diligently to transform the community solar space with equity and accessibility as their guideposts, and were among 50 overall finalists up for the Sunny Awards. People’s Solar Energy Fund is proud to have them as part of our member network. Join us in celebrating their big wins! 

See below for some images from the event: