Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

May 29, 2018

by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA

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 was developed for a project, led by the Clean Energy States Alliance and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, to assist five states plus the District of Columbia to develop and implement strategies for increasing access of solar PV among LMI residents.