Directory of State Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy Programs

Clean Energy States Alliance

About the Directory

This page was last updated in June 2021 and is not being actively maintained. Although some of the information is out of date, it may still be useful to people interested in learning about the types of programs states have implemented to benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

Many states are working to ensure that low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households can benefit from solar, wind, energy storage, renewable thermal, and other clean energy technologies. These technologies can offer economic savings and health benefits, as well as stimulate local economic development.

This directory lists and describes state clean energy programs for LMI residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers energy efficiency and thermal energy programs that include clean energy technologies. It contains only those state programs that feature strategies targeted specifically at LMI residents or communities. It does not include programs that are carried out by non-state parties, unless the programs are funded or administered by a state entity. It does not include federally funded low-income weatherization programs.

CESA first published the directory as a PDF report in 2015. It has been updated periodically since then. In March 2021, the directory was converted to the online format you see on this page. This allows for more frequent updates and enables users to more easily access information. If you know of additional programs that should be included in the directory or corrections to any of the entries, please email CESA Project Manager Abbe Ramanan at [email protected].

The conversion of the directory to this web-based format and the January 2021 updates were supported by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Award Number DE-EE-0007667.

Using the Directory

This directory was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.