By Bentham Paulos, Clean Energy States Alliance. Posted by GovTech
The declining cost of solar energy is creating opportunities for all Americans to save money on their energy bills. And no one needs to save money more than low-income consumers, who pay a much higher portion of their income for energy than do other consumers.
But as the saying goes, it takes money to save money. Low-income consumers face barriers that others don’t. They are often renters or live in multifamily housing — and lack ownership of their roofs. They may have little to no savings that can be used to buy solar systems, and low credit scores or a lack of credit history may impede their ability to finance a system. Continue reading.
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- Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best, PV Solar Report
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- Distributed Solar Is Less Expensive Than Delivered Coal Power, Rocky Mountain Institute Blog, RMI Outlet
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- Here’s how cities can go completely renewable. GreenBiz
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- In the heart of coal country, state officials bet on renewable energy, CNBC