Deploying Solar for Manufactured Homes in Colorado
Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Manufactured homes, formerly known as mobile homes, comprise over 6% of the country’s housing stock and represent an even larger share of housing for low-and-moderate-income (LMI) families. Community solar projects have seen success across the country in bringing the benefits of solar to LMI homeowners, including those living in manufactured housing. However, because of cost and trust issues, it can be difficult for developers to deploy community solar to LMI households living in manufactured homes.
In this Clean Energy States Alliance webinar, panelists shared information about a community solar project being developed by Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a rural electric cooperative in Colorado, that will benefit manufactured homes residents, including information on how the project has come to be, the programs and incentives utilized to support the project, how newly available Inflation Reduction Act incentives are being used to expand the project, how this project could be replicated and scaled up to benefit more mobile home residents throughout HCE’s service area, and more.
- Lisa Reed, Programs Manager, Holy Cross Energy (Colorado)
- Matt Ohloff, Project Manager, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)
This Clean Energy States Alliance webinar was part of US Department of Energy-funded Scaling up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project. For more information and to sign up to participate in the solar for manufactured homes learning network, click here.