We have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energies Technology Office in a research study to understand perceived barriers and opportunities in introducing solar products to communities that have historically been denied the benefits of solar energy.
Research shows that people who live in low-to-moderate-income communities and communities of color experience the brunt of both energy costs and climate change. We also see that solar adoption in climate-impacted communities is significantly lower than in wealthy and predominantly white communities. The adoption of community solar helps communities save money and protect the environment. Moreover, community solar has the potential to build wealth for community members. We are looking for ways to make community solar more accessible and affordable for renters, low-income communities, and communities of color.