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 than simply paying low-income families’ energy bills annually, RREAL is proving that shared solar is a fiscally responsible and environmentally appropriate alternative to conventional, fossil-fuel based energy assistance. Leveraging the community trust ownership model of the Solar Commons and social impact bonding, RREAL’s Community Solar for Community Action promises the future of low-income energy assistance and expands the benefits of solar energy to low-income Americans.
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