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February 6, 2020 - by Nate Hausman, CESA

Building a State Solar Program for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners: Replicating Connecticut’s Success

This paper aims to inform states across the country about Connecticut’s solar program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners benefit from solar photovoltaics. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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January 9, 2020 - by Robert Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Financing Resilient Power Fact Sheet

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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December 10, 2019 - by CESA et al

Solar with Justice

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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December 10, 2019 - by CESA et al

Energía Solar con Equidad Social - Resumen Ejecutivo

El objetivo del informe "Energía Solar con Equidad Social" es acelerar la implementación de energía solar en comunidades de escasos recursos en formas que proporcionen beneficios significativos y duraderos para estas comunidades. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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December 19, 2018 - by NREL for CESA

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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December 7, 2018 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

This document surveys current and planned state activities that seek to bring the benefits of clean energy to low-income residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers some energy-efficiency initiatives. It does not include low-income weatherization programs. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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June 27, 2018 - by Samantha Donalds, Sarah Galbraith and Todd Olinsky-Paul for CESA

Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country with solar and battery storage systems. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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May 29, 2018 - by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA

Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

In an effort to understand the magnitude of incentives needed to drive low-and-moderate-income (LMI) customer participation in community solar, NREL's Kosol Kiatreungwattana used a community solar finance tool to assess the cost of community solar for LMI customers in 6 states (CT, DC, MN, NM, OR, RI). Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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April 2, 2018 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA

Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates

This report aims to establish basic factual information about income trends among U.S. residential solar adopters, with some emphasis on low- and moderate-income households. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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February 15, 2018 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

This paper explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power