Rays the Valley
Rays the Valley
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Rays the Valley

Rays the Valley

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Northampton, MA

Sharing the sun through innovative partnerships and financing

Awarded:: Seed Funds, TA Voucher, Participant

Team Information

Team Lead
Peter Wingate
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State
Massachusetts

Project Description

Project / Program Description

Rays the Valley uses an innovative partnership and creative deal structures to bring solar to LMI households and nonprofits.  A partnership between our community action agency, community energy co-ops, EPC’s and community organizers will identify and enroll LMI households and nonprofits, secure investors, and install 2.5 MW of solar in western Massachusetts.  Innovative deal structures aggregate small investors and projects with common legal documents to facilitate local ownership of solar, reduce environmental and grid impacts, and expand investment and project pools.  These innovations make it possible to bring solar to LMI households in states like ours with enabling solar legislation. 


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