Community Grid & Electric (CGE) is launching a versatile template for distributed PV serving New York City's Low to Moderate Income (LMI) communities. CGE and the project team work to combine rooftop solar installations with community solar (CDG) and Real Time Energy Management (RETM) solutions to maximize the benefits of onsite solar for tenants in multi-family affordable housing.
FAC Solar Project Partner Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) is a 39 year old community development corporation established in 1978 with the mission to advance economic and social justice in South Brooklyn and throughout NYC by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals and the power to shape the community’s future. To achieve its mission, FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities; creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability; provides student-centered adult education and literacy classes; organizes residents and workers; and combats displacement caused by gentrification.
For phase one of the project, FAC owned and operated buildings will host rooftop solar systems providing benefits to tenants via direct utility cost savings, education and support to reduce overall energy use. The project will provide solar electricity benefits from 500 kW of CDG to more than 500 families living in FAC Properties.
Lead Developer Community Grid & Electric (CGE) is a Brooklyn-based developer and retail distributor for Community Distributed Generation projects and local energy benefits. CGE and the project team specialize in multifamily and commercial properties in NYC.
The project offers an exciting opportunity to help with the launch of a cutting edge, community owned affordable solar business model. The model will help CBOs citywide deliver sustainability, cost savings and resiliency benefits to families in multi-tenant buildings.