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Resources for category "Low-Income Clean Energy"

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June 28, 2018 - by Maria Blais Costello, Clean Energy States Alliance

Advancing Clean Energy Progress: Past, Present, and Future

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports PDF (5 MB)

June 27, 2018 - by Samantha Donalds, Sarah Galbraith and Todd Olinsky-Paul for CESA

Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country with solar and battery storage systems. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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May 29, 2018 - by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA

Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

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). Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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April 2, 2018 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA

Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates

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. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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February 15, 2018 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

This paper explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (2 MB)

January 31, 2018 - by Jeffrey J. Cook and Lori Bird, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Unlocking Solar for Low-and Moderate-Income Residents: A Matrix of Financing Options by Resident, Provider, and Housing Type

This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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May 17, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore and Wayne Waite, Clean Energy Group

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing

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. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (6.10 MB)

May 15, 2017 - by Bentham Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) for CESA

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

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. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (9.40 MB)

March 13, 2017 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

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. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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February 1, 2017 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities

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. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power