This Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) webinar will feature Community Solar projects that have been built for low income customers. Hear from the developers and stakeholders about the challenges and logistics for building and operating these projects.
The projects we will hear about include:
- A community solar project for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, which is a low-income community solar installation that is integrated into an energy assistance program.
- The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) Low-income Community Shared Solar Demonstration Project is an initiative working to develop low-income community solar projects in Colorado that complement the state’s low-income weatherization program to achieve significant energy burden reduction for low-income ratepayers. Through this project, GRID Alternatives is currently working with Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA), a rural electric cooperative, on a 1.75 MW community solar project that enables low-income participation through an on-bill repayment process.
This webinar is part of a joint SEIA and Vote Solar quarterly series intended to highlight and discuss aspects around low income solar and how to expand accessibility of solar energy to all.
Speaker: Jason Edens, Executive Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Speaker: Tom Figel, Policy & Regulatory Manager - Community Solar, Grid Alternatives
Moderator: Melanie Santiago-Mosier, Program Director of Low-Income Solar Access, Vote Solar
Co-host: Sara Birmingham, Senior Director of State Affairs, SEIA