Federal investment to Help More Americans Benefit from Solar Energy

Solar United Neighbors, a national nonprofit that educates consumers about solar energy and helps them go solar, applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for announcing funding for its Solar for All program. Solar for All will help hundreds of thousands of new low-to-moderate income families benefit from solar energy.

The Solar for All Program is awarding up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and nonprofits. These awards expand the number of people that can benefit from solar energy. Funding for Solar for All comes from the Inflation Reduction Act.

“We’re ready to get to work,” said Anya Schoolman, Executive Director, Solar United Neighbors. “This investment will help more families save money and take control of where their energy comes from.”

Solar United Neighbors is a national leader in designing programs to expand solar access. It pioneered the first Solar for All program in Washington, D.C. in 2017. That effort helped 73 families go solar. It has developed more than two dozen such programs over the past seven years.

Solar United Neighbors will work on this with local partners in more than a dozen states.

The families who will participate in Solar for All are the ones likeliest to have the highest energy burden. Their energy bill takes a larger percentage of their income than it does for higher income families. Going solar is a great way for them to lower their energy costs.

Solar United Neighbors | https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/