Bringing No-Cost Solar Power to Residents of LMI Communities
3 houses of worship
NYCEEC loan product
Sunlight General Capital, a solar developer and investor, owns and operates solar PV projects across three sites owned by houses of worship in Washington, DC. Each of the three sites in is or serves low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities.
Sunlight General installed rooftop, carport mounted, and ground mounted solar PV arrays for the three projects. The non-profit houses of worship that own the sites will receive lease payments allowing them to continue to serve their communities with stronger income flows.
Working with the DC Department of Energy & Environment’s (DOEE) Solar for All program, the power generated at the projects will be delivered to 103 families in Washington at no cost. In order to be eligible for the Solar for All program, the LMI participants must meet certain income requirements. Participants can expect to save up to 50% of their utility costs by enrolling in the program. Groundswell, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develops solar projects and programs for underserved communities will manage the process of enrolling qualified participants.
Total project cost
Sponsor and tax equity
With a loan from NYCEEC and funding from DOEE, the projects are operational and producing 326kW of clean solar power. Local residents will see their monthly utility bills reduced and the District of Columbia will make further progress towards its environmental and energy equity goals.