Solar Builder magazine recently explored the topic of incentivizing community solar projects to benefit low-and-middle-income (LMI) customers. Solar Builder noted that while the inclusion of these residential customers are widely enabled by state legislation on community solar, “specific carve-outs or percentage requirements for LMI customers are less common.”
How do community solar developers and financiers enable greater community solar access to LMI customers and fulfill community solar’s promise of “solar for all”? In the article ‘Solar For All: How to incentivize community solar projects to benefit low-, middle-income customers“, the magazine explores some innovative ways others are addressing this issue.
The article also includes mention of one of our community solar customers – Alpine Bank. Alpine Bank bought shares in one of our local community solar projects and donated the shares to Summit County, Colorado non-profit Family & Intercultural Resource Center.
To read more, the entire Solar Builder article can be found here.