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HUD opened a path for low-income solar in California (and any other state that challenges this law)

HUD opened a path for low-income solar in California (and any other state that challenges this law)

August 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

Solar for low-income housing is caught in a Catch-22. Residents in a low-income community would get a huge benefit from the savings and energy independence, but financing and installing systems on multifamily properties is super complex and, in the case of federal housing assistance, actually prohibited – which seems nonsensical.Read More

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program starts accepting applications July 1

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program starts accepting applications July 1

June 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

California’s new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, the nation’s largest investment in low-income residential solar for tenants, will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2019. The SOMAH program provides property owners with financial incentives for installing solar PV systems on housing serving low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout theRead More

GRID Alternatives awarded $4.4 million in funding for California’s first low-income community solar projects

GRID Alternatives awarded $4.4 million in funding for California’s first low-income community solar projects

June 11, 2019 at 9:14 am 1 comment

The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) announced final awards totaling $4.4 million to GRID Alternatives for two Community Solar Pilot projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties. These first-in-California low-income community solar projects are part of California Climate Investments and will make the cost-saving benefits of solarRead More

At a solar project ribbon cutting ceremony, WGL Energy joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and project partners to commemorate the completion of a 11.8 megawatt solar system project with the DC Department of General Services (DC DGS). The DC DGS solar project is among the largest municipal onsite solar energy projects in the country. WGL Energy president Sanjiv Mahan pictured to the left of Mayor Bowser. (Photo: Business Wire)

Four ways local solar projects can benefit cities

April 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The article originally appeared on WRI’s Insights blog.  When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projectsRead More

Grassroots solar education campaigns in Illinois can apply for $50,000 in state funding

Grassroots solar education campaigns in Illinois can apply for $50,000 in state funding

February 27, 2019 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

Get this: Organizations in Illinois can receive up to $50,000 each to develop grassroots education campaigns that connect communities with the opportunities provided by the Illinois Solar for All Program (ILSFA). The ILSFA Program provides greater access to the clean energy economy for low-income communities through incentives that help makeRead More

DC Sustainable Energy Utility issues two huge ‘Solar for All’ requests for proposal

DC Sustainable Energy Utility issues two huge ‘Solar for All’ requests for proposal

December 6, 2018 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

On Tuesday, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) worth up to $9.6 million seeking contractors and developers for one of the largest income-qualified solar energy efforts in the country. The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)’s “Solar for All” program, which kicked offRead More

Groups urge New York State for more low-income solar options

Groups urge New York State for more low-income solar options

July 2, 2018 at 8:11 am Comments are Disabled

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso to urge New York State and Governor Cuomo to support more solar for low-income households. The group came together to tour one of the most successful localRead More

Install Inequality: Nearly half of U.S. residential rooftop solar potential is currently out of reach

Install Inequality: Nearly half of U.S. residential rooftop solar potential is currently out of reach

June 18, 2018 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

One of the largest barriers to solar adoption on a wide scale is the wealth gap, and it will require more problem-solving than a mandate to overcome it. A new report released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows that nearly half (42 percent) of all the United States’Read More

Solar wealth gap: New reports show size of low-income solar market, solutions to boost installs

Solar wealth gap: New reports show size of low-income solar market, solutions to boost installs

April 23, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Something that’s not talked about enough: one of the largest barriers to solar adoption and a game-changing move into a distributed generation future is the wealth gap. A new report released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows that nearly half of all the United States’ residential rooftop solarRead More

Partnership between Clean Energy Group, Geli to focus on solar+storage for low-income communities

Partnership between Clean Energy Group, Geli to focus on solar+storage for low-income communities

May 23, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Clean Energy Group, a national, nonprofit organization, will work with the energy storage control and monitoring software company, Geli, to help bring the benefits of solar PV with battery storage technologies to more low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities. Using Geli’s new online energy storage and solar+storage design and assessment tool,Read More