Equity and Access: Building Successful Low-Income Community Solar Programs
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
3:05 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
This panel will discuss early results from the Accelerating Low-Income Financing and Transactions(LIFT) for Solar Access Everywhere research collaborative, funded by the US Department of Energy. LIFT has been collecting data from low-income utility ratepayers who are currently enrolled in efficiency or solar programs and developing analysis that demonstrates the business case for economically inclusive community solar. Panelists will share incremental results of LIFT to date, discuss optimal application for the three financing models designed to alleviate financial hurdles as barriers to LMI participation, as well discuss how programs can partner effectively with the community to subscribe energy-burdened families.