State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon (7.23.20)

This webinar highlighted three impressive programs that are bringing the benefits of renewable energy to low- and moderate-income communities: – The Mass Solar Loan Program, from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, offers special incentives…

State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon (7.23.20)

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This webinar highlighted three impressive programs that are bringing the benefits of renewable energy to low- and moderate-income communities:

– The Mass Solar Loan Program, from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, offers special incentives and fosters partnerships with local banks and credit unions to increase access to financing for solar PV ownership.

– The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Michigan Solar Communities – Low- to Moderate-Income Access Program uses a community solar model to enable customers to access solar, obtain weatherization services, and save on their electric bills.

– Energy Trust of Oregon’s Inclusive Innovation Project makes solar affordable and accessible for customers with lower incomes, rural customers, and communities of color.

Each of these three programs was awarded a 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award, selected by an independent panel of distinguished judges, and evaluated based on four key metrics: public benefits and results, cost effectiveness, leadership and innovation, and replicability.

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at: https://www.cesa.org/wp-content/uploads/SLICE-webinar-slides-7-23-20.pdf

Learn more about the 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award winners at: https://www.cesa.org/projects/state-leadership-in-clean-energy/2020-awards/

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