• Green Banks

    Green banks are fully or partially funded state financial institutions that support affordable financing for clean energy or environmentally beneficial projects. They hold significant potential to expand access to affordable financing for low-income communities.... [read more]
  • Net Metering/Virtual Net Metering

    Net metering ensures that solar customers receive full credit on their utility bills for this valuable contribution to the utility grid. The simplicity of net metering has made it one of the most successful state policies for empowering consumers to use rooftop solar to meet their own electricity needs.... [read more]
  • On-Bill Recovery/On-Bill Financing

    On-bill recovery or on-bill finance allows customers and financial institutions to use their electric bill as a means of repaying an energy-related loan. This type of program has many benefits to both customers and financial institutions.... [read more]
  • Place-Based Investments

    Investment in solar projects sited in low-income communities and developed in close collaboration with community organizations and residents can help meet community-specific needs, create employment opportunities, and build community wealth.... [read more]
  • Production Based Incentives

    Some of the primary drivers of renewable energy development across the country, including projects that benefit low-income customers, have been state renewable electricity standards (RES) or renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Solar projects benefit from an RPS or RES because the value of their renewable energy production is monetized in... [read more]