What is the US Community Energy Website (USCEW)?
The USCEW is a centralized location for sharing information about community energy projects across the
United States. It began as a compilation of publicly available information on renewable energy projects (solar,
wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower) with a “group” or “community” element. Now that the website and
associated database are publicly available, we hope people with direct knowledge of projects will add/correct
information to keep the database growing and current.
To help people interested in starting a community renewable energy (CRE) project by providing a centralized
knowledge base of existing projects and contacts, and to support CRE research that will reduce barriers to
and improve opportunities for CRE.
Who created the USCEW?
The USCEW is a collaborative project developed by researchers at the University of Maine:
Data Collection: Stephanie Coffey, M.A. Economics
Data Collection Assistant: Cameron Goodwin, B.S. Economics
Website/Database Development Supervisor: Dr. Silvia Nittel, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Science
Website/Dabatase Development: Katrina Stinson and Katelyn Manzo, Undergraduate Research Assistants, Computer Science
Support Staff: Racquel Bozzelli and Rafael Mata, Undergraduate Research Assistants, School of Economics
The USCEW is supported with generous funding from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project 0230040.