December 7, 2023

Success Story—How Training for Solar Lending is Driving the Equitable Energy Transition

In 2020, with $1.2 million in funding from DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), the Carsey School of Public Policy partnered with the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy to develop the Solar and Green Lending Professional Training.

November 9, 2023

Funding Notice: Equitable Solar Communities of Practice  

SETO awarded ENERGYWERX $500,000 to create five ‘Equitable Solar Communities of Practice’ who will conduct a stakeholder-driven gap analysis and identify resources needed to support more equitable solar deployment.

April 20, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Investments to Support and Accelerate Community Solar Across America

Over $8 Billion Available Through Prizes, Private Capital, and a Conditional Loan Commitment Will Expand Access to Cheaper, Cleaner Energy for American Families and Deploy Solar Power to Underrepresented Communities

February 6, 2023

Apply for the New DOE Low-Income Community Solar Fellowship

Fellowship funds energy professionals to help regional organizations make community solar more accessible.

January 19, 2023

DOE Launches $10 Million Prize to Accelerate Community Solar in Underrepresented Communities

DOE’s Community Power Accelerator™ Will Help Create Pipeline of Projects Ready for Financing, Award-Winning Projects Demonstrate Best Practices in Community Solar

November 9, 2022

DOE Announces Finalists for Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office announced 31 teams as finalists for The Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar.

July 27, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible

April 25, 2022

NCSP Releases Summary on Feedback from Community-Focused Organization Convenings

A summary of the two virtual convenings of community-based and community-focused organizations (CBOs) held by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office National Community Solar Partnership.

April 21, 2022

New Partnership will Boost Low-Income Community Solar Subscriptions

A new partnership between the DOE National Community Solar Partnership and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will develop and pilot a digital platform to enable more low-income households to access community solar.

January 25, 2022

DOE Announces New Initiatives and Growing Support to Rapidly Increase Community Solar Deployment

At today’s National Community Solar Partnership Annual Summit, the U.S. Department of Energy announced several new initiatives to unlock barriers to the deployment of community solar.