Post Tagged with: "low-income"

Low-income solar provider PosiGen poised to keep growing with new debt facility

Low-income solar provider PosiGen poised to keep growing with new debt facility

March 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

PosiGen, a residential solar and energy efficiency provider for low-to-moderate income families (LMI), nailed down a new debt facility that, along with the Connecticut Green Bank, means a combined $100-million facility to provide solar systems and energy efficiency upgrades to LMI homeowners in Connecticut and New Jersey. The debit facilityRead More

SOLCAP regional bank-focused tax equity fund closes first solar portfolio with Pine Gate

SOLCAP regional bank-focused tax equity fund closes first solar portfolio with Pine Gate

February 19, 2020 at 9:23 am 0 comments

KeyState Renewables, LLC and Corner Power, LLC launched SOLCAP I LLC, a solar tax equity fund for community and regional bank investors in Q4 2019. The fund had its initial closing on February 6, 2020 and will remain open to additional tax equity investors until mid-March 2020. SOLCAP also announcedRead More

Clean Energy States Alliance launches DOE-funded initiative to bring solar to low-income communities

Clean Energy States Alliance launches DOE-funded initiative to bring solar to low-income communities

October 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) will lead a wide-ranging initiative to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities. The “Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities Project” is being supported by a three-year funding award of $1.1 million from the US Department of EnergyRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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