This project will bring innovation to a city struggling to regain an economic foothold, while building on its base of solar resources. It is unique in that it will:
Allow a struggling city to experience how solar energy can benefit its lower income residents, and seek additional opportunities to expand on that experience.
Reduce energy bills for a major low-income housing provider, allowing the provider to use a portion of the energy bill savings to seed a fund to provide solar workforce training to interested residents.
Provide real-world, hands-on experience in solar to BOSEF university students seeking innovative ways to improve their community, and expand the potential for job creation in the region.
Work closely with the City and State to design a solar package that can be used in conjunction with other renovation and weatherization programs