The Piney Woods School will install new solar panels thanks to a donation from Tesla to support the school’s #Panels4Piney campaign. Through #Panels4Piney, the students are working to transition 8-10% of the school’s energy to renewable sources, savings that will be reinvested back into students.In March, Panels4Piney launched with a goal of raising $150,000 to install 100 kilowatts worth of solar panels on campus ahead of its 110 year anniversary in 2019. Solar panels from Tesla will help students toward achieving this goal, but they still need to fundraise for the full installation.
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.
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Educating for solar action and access
Taking an innovative, integrated approach to scaling up solar in our sunny Southwest Colorado community.
Solar for every American! Solar is my birthright!
Using Social Impact Bonding and community trust ownership models to Demonstrate a New National Model of Low-income Energy Assistance.
The Community is Rising
"Lights on the Hill"
Everyone Wins With Solar
Solar in Your Community - Path to Resilience
“Baduwat ledik, huluvigaduvi'milh” From the Wiyot: ‘Mad River sunshine, so many kinds of uses.’
Brighter Days- Em(POWER)ing Communities
Suncerely, Summit County
From Our Campuses to Your Communities
WHA, the largest affordable housing provider in DE & Ecogy Solar, an experienced solar financier and developer, team up to redevelop a...
Shining Light on a Clean Energy Future
Combining Architectural Preservation with Energy Innovation
Power to the Community.
Providing a platform to expand the deployment of clean energy technologies, increase employment opportunities, improve environmental and...
Building Local Energy in South Brooklyn
The sun gives people hope
Turning negatives into positive pictures!
Bringing solar power to working class families in the Ozarks
Going Green While Growing Greens
Serving Solar to those who need it
Bringing solar arrays to community supporting organizations, The Ronald McDonald House and Voorhees College.
GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity Making Solar Accessible to Everyone!
Solar - Affordable for All
Solar for the people.
Community Solar Barn Raising for the Common Good
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.