Solarize Philly is the first citywide solarize initiative in Philadelphia. A Solarize campaign allows a group of homeowners to install solar together at a reduced price. Led by the Philadelphia Energy Authority, the team’s goal is to add 2.5 MW of PV on 500 homes in the city. As of July, more than 1,500 households have expressed interest in participating, 11 contracts have been signed, and three solar installation companies have been selected.
Read past success stories here.
This week's solar short is from Michael Borovik, an energy lawyer and challenge coach, who discusses how to find a lawyer for your project and potentially get a pro-bono consultation. Michael is also interested in working with teams to help them find pro-bono legal advice. Check out the full collection of solar shorts here.
Calling all consultants and coaches, log in and apply now to provide expert support to the Solar in your Community Challenge Teams! We’re looking for experts to develop and deliver training, webinars, and resources related to common questions the teams are facing around legal, finance, permitting, interconnection and installation, and other topics.
Non Profit First: Affordable Solar
Brighter Days- Em(POWER)ing Communities
Inclusive. People. Power.
A Collaboration of Concern Individuals Coming Together To Resuscitate A Poverty-Stricken Neighborhood Through Solar Panel Installation...
Solar for Non-Profits
Everyone Wins With Solar
For a better future, build cleaner cities
A 2-pronged attack on poverty and climate change
Sustainable solar jobs for distressed communities
We Are SolarNation
The benefit of solar at work, for all
Waste Not, Want Not
Give them solar and you'll save one home, teach them solar and you'll save the world
The Casa Móvil Sol project will install 1.2kW solar arrays at 100 mobile homes in Española, New Mexico by October, 2018, within the...
Sustainable and Attainable
Making solar a reality for all Milwaukeeans
Invest in community, Invest in our schools, Empower our students
We can do it here, and it can be done anywhere!
Your choice for a better future.
Developing community shared solar projects for an equitable clean energy future
Providing equitable and accessible community solar
lets go solar
Working to open opportunities for solar development to benefit low and moderate income households – paving the way for sustainably...
Today's Youth are Making Tomorrow's Energy Choices!
Advocating for sustainability through renewable energy initiatives for Ashland and Bayfield Counties, Wisconsin.
People-Funded Renewable Energy
Add #energycitizenship to the renewable energy marketplace
Serving Solar to those who need it
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.
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.