Resource Archive - Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy
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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.
This paper explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models.
This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project in Waltham, Vermont. It is the first in the nation to provide net-zero affordable housing with resilient solar+storage technology for rural tenants.