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Implementing Washington, DC’s Solar for All Program: An Example of Equitable Solar Outreach and Consumer Education

June 6, 2024

Washington, DC’s Solar for All program aims to benefit over 100,000 households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income. This case study profiles the program and the ways its administrators have handled outreach and consumer education over the program’s seven-year history.

Solar For All List of Programmatic Functions

April 9, 2024

This document is a comprehensive list of the functions needed to design and deploy a low- and moderate-income solar program as part of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All competition. This list can help states clarify which functions are needed and which are not for each program/sector, evaluate which functions to keep in-house vs. procure externally, and negotiate with EPA with a clearer understanding of next steps.

Directory of Solar Energy Technical Assistance Available to Community-Based Organizations

March 18, 2024

Community-based organizations (CBOs) pursuing solar energy projects may benefit from additional resources and information to help them achieve their desired clean energy and community-building outcomes.

Empowering Tomorrow: A Preview of States’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All Programs

February 29, 2024

This report summarizes trends and calculates the potential impact of the EPA’s $7 billion Solar for All competition. The report provides the first public look into the range of state proposals that have been submitted in response to this competition. It can serve as a market readiness tool, to help states prepare for a massive and historic influx of LMI solar funding.

Davis-Bacon Primer for States Implementing the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All Program

January 11, 2024

This explainer introduces states deploying federal funding to rules regarding worker protection, local wages, and benefits under the Davis Bacon Act. The plain English question-and-answer document was specifically prepared for states that will implement Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All programs, but it will be useful to other state agencies deploying Inflation Reduction Act funding.

Working with Community-Based Organizations to Advance Solar for LMI and Disadvantaged Communities: Selected Resources for State Energy Agencies

December 12, 2023

In this resource guide, CESA recommends four previously published resources that elaborate on what state energy agencies should consider when conducting stakeholder outreach and engaging with community-based organizations.

Comments on the Impacts of Proposed Regulatory Capital Requirements for Large Banks on Clean Energy

December 6, 2023

CESA submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and FDIC regarding proposed changes to the capitalization rules applicable to banks that engage in the tax equity market. The comments pertain to the impact of the proposed changes on state and federal clean energy goals.

National Database of Community and Renewable Energy Organizations (Map)

October 20, 2023

CESA compiled this database of over 400 community-oriented organizations with a focus on or interest in clean energy at the local level, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The database especially emphasizes groups that seek to advance solar energy and environmental justice.

National Database of Community and Renewable Energy Organizations (List)

October 20, 2023

CESA compiled this database of over 400 community-oriented organizations with a focus on or interest in clean energy at the local level, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The database especially emphasizes groups that seek to advance solar energy and environmental justice.

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

September 26, 2023

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 has published an update to the “Solar for Manufactured Homes” report discussing potential funding opportunities through the Inflation Reduction Act.