This week's Movers & Shakers covers both expansions into new territories and new business ventures. A long-term member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission resigns, while the SEIA gains two new board members. Also, GRID Alternatives and Washington DC launch a new solar training programme for low-income residents.
News in Brief: NV Energy partners with CLEAResult for a low-income solar pilot programme, San Jose green lights California’s largest community choice programme, Crius Solar partners with Solar Alliance and Campbell's Soup gets a 4.4MW solar array.
The trend continues for expanding access for low-income households to go solar, as residential installer Sunrun extends its partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer.
Whilst this claim that 'solar is for the rich' has previously never been supported by any data-based analysis, a new report by GTM Research and PowerScout could suggest that there may be some truth in this.
US news in brief: A pair of bills expand Nebraskan community solar, Texas utility CPS Energy expands its residential and commercial solar rebate programme by US$15 million, and GRID Alternatives receives a US$2 million grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to continue expanding its work in low-income solar access.
Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced the Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative; a collaboration between the Department of Energy (DOE), Housing and Urban Development and other departments to expand access to solar across the nation, and in particular, in low-and-moderate income communities.
Community solar in the US could be a market worth as much as US$2.5 billion in revenues by 2020, but accommodating it will require a rethink of utility business models, a new report by Navigant Research claims.