Everyday Energy has been named as one of the National Community Solar Partners and will be participating as a consultant and expert in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of this program is to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to under served communities
Low and moderate income (LMI) households represent 40% of America’s population, but less than 5% of all solar customers. This initiative encourages teams 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.
As part of the program, the Department of Energy 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.
Collectively, this program will expand solar access to over 12,000 low and moderate income households and 300 non-profit organizations in 26 states. Learn more at www.solarinyourcommunity.org