The solar power generated by this NSE project feeds the grid with renewable energy for at least 20 years. In all NSE projects, the power is provided to our hosts at no cost, and we also share the profits of the solar system by reinvesting them into community development and additional clean energy throughout the lifespan of the system.
DOEE has stepped up to partner with us and maximize our impact! With a $1,100,000 Solar for All grant, we are able to amplify the benefits for our surrounding neighbors in Washington, DC. Check out our impact to learn more.
Solar For All Innovation and Expansion Grant
Core Barriers to Solar
Difficulty in identifying and obtaining access to project sites
Competition for access to roof space due to conflicting incentives or requirements
Providing solar power benefits to low-income residents who do not receive electric bills
The NSE – Solar for All project addressed these core barriers:
Barrier: Difficulty in identifying and obtaining access to project sites
Solved by: Installing 555 kW of solar on the roofs of a large DC institution–George Washington University
Barrier: Competition for access to roof space due to conflicting incentives or requirement
Solved by: Aligning the project with the user’s mission and providing power at a competitive price
Barrier: Providing solar power benefits to low-income residents who do not receive electric bills
- Aligning the project with the user’s mission and providing power at a competitive price
- Creating a Stability Support Program to provide direct payments to eligible beneficiaries that do not have an electric bill.
- Developing an innovative trustee structure to ensure benefits are provided to low-income residents through a mechanism of the highest level of accountability and transparency so public dollars are protected
- Committing profits created by the Solar Renewable Energy Credits so that the beneficiary doesn’t have to be a direct user of renewable energy
- Establishing delivery mechanisms that do not rely on the beneficiaries being connected to the electric grid