Low-Income Community Solar: Utility Return Considerations for Electric Cooperatives

Alexandra Aznar, Douglas Gagne

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The objective of this short report is to identify project structures that make low-income community solar projects more cost-effective, replicable, and scalable, for electric cooperative and municipal utilities. This report explores the tradeoffs between providing energy bill savings for low-income subscribers and utility project returns, as well as some of the key lessons learned from existing successful low-income community solar pilot projects.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-70536


  • community solar
  • energy burden
  • low income
  • solar
  • solar technical assistance team


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