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About Community Renewable Energy Deployment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established several goals for the Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CommRE) effort, which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The CommRE projects will receive technical assistance from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to help achieve these goals.


The goals of the CommRE effort are to:

  • Improve knowledge and promote acceleration of market adoption of renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal systems
  • Support and enable EERE's deployment goals for multiple renewable energy resources and technologies that will create jobs and stimulate economic growth
  • Establish successful renewable energy technology deployment examples that can be replicated by other communities
  • Support communities with existing renewable energy technology plans that are ready to move into implementation
  • Provide enough clean, renewable energy to displace the emissions of approximately 10,000 homes.


Funding for the CommRE projects was provided through the Recovery Act. More than $20.5 million in total funding will be leveraged with approximately $167 million in local government and private industry funding to complete the projects.

Technical Assistance

The CommRE projects will receive technical assistance from NREL in the areas of concepts, best practices, planning, financial approaches, and policy guidance.