Public agencies enable SolarCity’s community solar offering for low income families

By Andy Colthorpe, PV Tech

Excerpt
Families on low incomes in California will be able to benefit from a new drive by PV-install and PVTech1leasing company SolarCity, enabled by a program set up by the state’s regulator. California Public Utilities’ Commission (CPUC), responsible for setting out the terms under which privately owned utilities operate, has run the MASH (multifamily affordable solar housing) program since 2008. To date, over 350 projects have gone ahead through the scheme, enabling the addition of 22.7MW of PV generation capacity across California . . . GTM Research put out a report in June that called community solar the “most significant” growth market in US PV, predicting that it could reach 500MW a year by 2020 . . . As well as expanding the reach of solar onto the rooftops and carports of low income households, SolarCity’s new offering will train up installers from those communities as well, the company said.

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Photo Credit: SolarCity. The community solar projects for low-income families will include carport installations as well as rooftops. 

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