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How California Solar Incentives Could Have Made an Even Bigger Impact
A six-year study of California solar installations found the state's incentive program would be even better by giving away solar to low-income households.
Colorado Community Solar Expands to Reach Low-Income Families
The utility Grand Valley Power is working with Grid Alternatives on the first community solar farm to help low-income families save money on their electric bills.
A Historic Home Goes Solar in Richmond, Calif.
Historic homes aren’t usually the best candidates for a 21st century makeover. Yet outfitting it with solar is one update that’s been able to happen—and preserve its official designation. ...
California’s Taking Big Steps to Create More Affordable Solar Housing
As part of the governor's big green efforts, the state will invest $54 million in affordable solar housing in the coming years.
How Erica Mackie Leads Grid Alternatives’ Push for Low-Income Solar
The CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Grid Alternatives explains why solar for low-income families can be a life-changing experience.
Minnesota’s Low-Income Families Can Go Solar with RREAL
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance has created solar gardens for families that want to go solar but would normally be unable to afford an installation.
How Habitat for Humanity Uses Solar to Keep Families in Their Homes
Saturday’s early morning fog had already burned off as a group of construction workers hoisted heavy panels to the top of eight roofs inside a complex of 28 single-family homes ...
L.A. is Making its Solar Feed-in Tariff Work, but Can it Work for Everyone?
As ground zero for the nation’s largest solar feed-in tariff (FiT) and 100 MW of installed solar capacity to distribute among building owners, Los Angeles is in an enviable position ...
GRID Alternatives Puts Solar Within Reach of Families that Need it Most
While access to solar might be more challenging for low-income communities, it’s not impossible, depending on where one lives. Nonprofit programs, financial set-aside incentives and projects such as...