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

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

December 19, 2018

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.

Cover image for resource: Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

May 29, 2018

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).

Cover image for resource: Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates.

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

April 2, 2018

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.