Host a Community-Led Solar Garden
To reach a just 100% clean energy future, it’s essential that clean energy projects are community-led.
Energy Allies is co-designing an adaptable model for community-led solar projects that maximizes benefits for climate-impacted communities.
In today’s community solar landscape, the average community solar project is controlled by profit-driven developers. These entities source and secure land for projects, oversee project installation and related hiring, seek capital (usually driven by tax equity investors) to finance the project. Once built they typically control the process for subscribing households to the project. At each step of the process, profit maximization is often prioritized above all else, including climate justice and energy equity.
Our work prioritizes community and builds intergenerational wealth. We convene with stakeholders from our Community Advisory Board (CAB) and local organizations to cultivate local leadership and ownership of clean energy projects, engagement in community-led policy advocacy, energy system research and educational resource sharing in our communities
Residents of Dorchestor, Roxbury, and Mattapan are welcome to complete the form below to apply for the paid opportunity to join the Boston Community Solar Cooperative.