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Solar Equity and State Policy: A Survey of State Energy Agencies

December 6, 2022

This Clean Energy States Alliance report explores how SEAs are currently working with CBOs on equitable solar policy, and the barriers to successfully implement these policies. The report is based on a survey of SEAs conducted by CESA in conjunction with Energy Trust of Oregon and Kim Wolske of the University of Chicago.

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program: Collaboration between Community Organizations and State Energy Agencies

November 15, 2022

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing program is an excellent example of how state energy agencies and community-based organizations can work together to create more impactful and sustainable solar programs that provide the maximum benefit to environmental justice communities.

Equity in State 100% Clean Energy Legislation and Executive Orders

October 18, 2022

This report identifies, collects, and summarizes all the equity-related provisions that have been included in the legislation and executive orders that have established 100% clean energy goals in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Case Studies of Six Exemplary State Programs that Advance Clean Energy Goals, Standards, and Equity

September 20, 2022

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Performance of solar leasing for low- and middle-income customers in Connecticut

May 6, 2021

In 2015, Connecticut Green Bank, in partnership with the solar and energy efficiency company PosiGen, launched a solar leasing program that targets low- and moderate-income homeowners. This study shows that the program has successfully reached underserved customers and has reasonable repayment rates given the credit characteristics of the participants.

Solar for Manufactured Homes: An Assessment of the Opportunities and Challenges in 14 States

April 29, 2021

Manufactured homes, formerly referred to as mobile homes, comprise over 6 percent of America’s housing stock and represent an even larger share of housing for low- and moderate-income households. CESA’s new report explores the opportunities and challenges for bringing the benefits of solar to manufactured housing residents in fourteen states.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Critical Facilities Serving Low-Income Communities: A Survey of Service Providers

April 21, 2021

As part of CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers who have been involved in developing solar+storage projects.

Expanding Access to Solar for Low-to-Moderate Income Households and Communities: Lessons Learned for State Agencies

April 20, 2021

This document summarizes lessons learned from the State Energy Strategies project, a three-year collaboration between CESA and six states to implement innovative strategies to expand solar adoption in low-income communities.

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

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

March 11, 2021

This directory lists and describes state clean energy programs for low- and moderate-income residents and communities.

Community Outreach and Solar Equity: A Guide for States on Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations

February 17, 2021

This guide is a collection of best practices, ideas, and principles that provide states a foundation for building equitable relationships with community-based organizations and for working with them on solar development.