• Massachusetts

    Program Overview: Community solar in Massachusetts is supported by the Green Communities Act of 2008, subsequent revisions to that law, and regulatory implementation.  The Green Communities Act included a number of cutting-edge policies, including a revised net metering program. During implementation of the revised net metering program, the Department... [read more]
  • Multifamily Housing

    Overview A low-income multifamily solar program is a great way to help affordable housing providers, building owners, or large apartment complexes install solar for the direct or indirect benefit of the tenants. Utility bills are usually the largest and most volatile portion of an affordable housing development’s budget. Stabilizing... [read more]
  • New Hampshire

    Solar Gives NH Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing Communities Control Over Their Energy Costs On a chilly morning in Lebanon, New Hampshire in late November 2018, state leaders, solar developers, and local residents gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the state’s first solar array to be placed in a resident-owned... [read more]
  • New York

    New York, a state with a restructured electric market, is advancing low-income solar access via the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, Energy Affordability Policy (6% energy burden for low-income residents), and its Green New Deal initiative (goal for 100% of the state’s power to be carbon-neutral by 2040,... [read more]
  • Richmond, CA

    The City of Richmond has made a long-term commitment to bringing solar power and job training opportunities to its residents by using local funding to leverage state incentives. Program Overview The Richmond Recovery Rebate (R3) Program was created with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to provide home... [read more]
  • San Francisco, CA

    Program Overview The City and County of San Francisco offers rebates for local solar electric projects through a program called GoSolarSF, administered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Power Enterprise. The program is based on the Solar Energy Incentive Program ordinance, which outlines a 10-year program with... [read more]
  • Single-Family Solar

    Overview Homeowners across the country have typically participated in the solar market by installing solar directly on their property to meet a portion of their own energy needs.  Home ownership rates vary starkly among low-income households versus their wealthier counterparts, but nationwide approximately thirty-five percent of low-income families own their... [read more]