Financing Solar + Storage for Small Businesses in Underserved Communities

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Solar and solar and battery storage deployment is under-utilized by businesses in low-income and disadvantaged communities, in large part due to system costs and limited or complicated financial options. This document summarizes existing financial tools, discusses important financial barriers, and identifies emerging programs and opportunities to address these barriers.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-87133


  • battery
  • commercial
  • financing
  • photovoltaic
  • small business
  • solar
  • solar + battery
  • solar + storage


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