Featured Solar In Your Community Teams
Affordable Solar Solutions for South Brooklyn
The Nation's Capital as the Nation's Solar Capital
Community Solar for Community Action: Using the Solar Commons and Social Impact Bonding to Demonstrate a New National Model of Low-income Energy Assistance.
RREAL has forged a new nationally relevant, scalable model of energy assistance: Community Solar for Community Action (CS4CA). Rather...
Building Local Energy in South Brooklyn
Solar energy for multifamily affordable housing across Seattle
Bringing solar power to working class families in the Ozarks
Power by the people, for the people.
Guam Energy Sense Makes Good Cents
Solar for Illinois’s interfaith community. Providing low cost solar energy to faith communities in all Illinois Communities.
We seek to expand solar to low income homeowners by developing a sharing solar fund. The fund pays the upfront costs of installation,...
Tazewell County Solar Airport Project, Bringing Renewable Energy to Pekin, IL
Solar for the people.
Community Power: Let There Be Light
Starting with a pilot project, we will create a critical mass of energy efficient solar powered housing units for Low-Income (LI)...
As members of the community, organized by local non-profit, Nehemiah Economic Development, Solar Pioneers overcome challenges of...
An Innovative Public Private Partnership using Solar Energy to Revitalize an Historic Downtown Community
Enabling solar power for all households with suitable rooftops in Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana, including those of low-income...
Covering Costs With Sunshine
Making solar affordable for the rest of us
The benefit of solar at work, for all
Communities Creating for Synergy for Solar Energy
From Our Campuses to Your Communities
Helping Faith Communities Spread the Light
Today's Youth are Making Tomorrow's Energy Choices!
Bringing access to solar to everyone by addressing market barriers
Community Owned Community Solar
REP will use an existing project under development to capture lessons learned for using community solar as a tool to make housing more...
A Collaboration of Concern Individuals Coming Together To Resuscitate A Poverty-Stricken Neighborhood Through Solar Panel Installation...
Solar Access for All
From Rustbelt to Sunbelt
Using the sun helps our com-muni-ty run!
Working to open opportunities for solar development to benefit low and moderate income households – paving the way for sustainably...
Solar in Your Community challenge Bringing solar to all Americans
The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million contest to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities.Download Rulebook
Low and moderate income (LMI) households represent 40% of America’s population, but less than 5% of all solar customers. LMI households, non-profits, and government organizations face several barriers to going solar, including limited financing options, low or no credit history, and lack of access to the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit.
Call to Action
We call on innovators around the country to team up with key stakeholders in local communities and explore, pilot, and scale up new models that will create new solar markets for low and moderate income households, non-profits, and local governments.
Form a team to design and deploy scalable community-based solar projects or programs, up to 5MW in 18 months that serve at least 20% LMI households or 60% non-profits. Teams must register on the platform to join and then submit an application to participate. Projects and programs must be completed between 5/2/17 – 10/31/18.
Teams will compete for a $500,000 Grand Prize for most effectively demonstrating an innovative and scalable solar model. DOE will grant up to $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance throughout the competition with up to $2 million in seed prizes, $2 million technical assistance, and $1 million in final prizes.