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January 31, 2018 - by Jeffrey J. Cook and Lori Bird, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Unlocking Solar for Low-and Moderate-Income Residents: A Matrix of Financing Options by Resident, Provider, and Housing Type

This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers. Read more »

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

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May 17, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore and Wayne Waite, Clean Energy Group

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing

A new analysis finds that energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar. Read more »

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

Reports PDF (6.10 MB)

May 15, 2017 - by Bentham Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) for CESA

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

This guide outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption. Read more »

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

Reports PDF (9.40 MB)

March 13, 2017 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide seeks to provide state and municipal officials with information to develop effective solar and battery storage (solar+storage) policies and programs that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. It explores a range of policy approaches that have been successfully employed and provides program examples from states that have made LMI access to these technologies a priority. Read more »

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

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February 1, 2017 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities

This report identifies market barriers to deploying solar+storage technologies in low-income markets, and proposes more than 50 grant and investment opportunities that socially minded investors can use to target those barriers. Read more »

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

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January 3, 2017 - by Travis Lowder, NREL, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide describes general factors state and municipal governments should consider when assessing whether to launch a public solar loan program, explains various loan program design elements, and offers several case studies. Read more »

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

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May 19, 2016 - by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Group

Closing the California Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage

This economic analysis indicates that pairing solar PV with battery storage systems can deliver significant electricity bill savings for California affordable housing residents and property owners. Read more »

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

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October 14, 2015 - by Clean Energy Group

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost

The report concludes that with the right market structures and incentives, solar+storage systems can provide a positive economic return on par with energy efficiency or stand-alone solar. Read more »

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

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June 22, 2015 - by Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. Read more »

Project: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Northeast Wind Resource Center, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards, State Leadership in Clean Energy

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February 12, 2014 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods

In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts. Read more »

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