State Energy Strategies - Resources
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.
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.
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).
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.