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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.

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.

2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Case Studies of Award-Winning Programs that Are Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

July 20, 2020

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

State Strategies for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in Cost-Effective Locations

March 25, 2020

This report provides background information on locational value of solar and incorporates insights and lessons learned in the course of conducting CESA’s Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid.

Building a State Solar Program for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners: Replicating Connecticut’s Success

February 6, 2020

This paper aims to inform states across the country about Connecticut’s solar program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners benefit from solar photovoltaics.

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

January 22, 2020

Seven states have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. This white paper provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.

Financing Resilient Power Fact Sheet

January 9, 2020

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

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Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Market

December 10, 2019

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities.