Project Sunlight


Project Goals:

  • Provide access to solar PV to low-income residents living in MFAH.
  • Develop a cost-effective, innovative approach to scale these solar projects.
  • Creation of a repeatable project model in partnership with local utilities and national investors.

ICAST is seeking partners to develop utility owned shared solar projects for low income customers. ICAST is also establishing a National Advisory Council to assist delivering on the program over the next three years.

Benefits to Utility Partners

  • Consulting expertise (MFAH, Regulatory, Legal, and Financial) and access to U.S. Department of Energy funding for project development by ICAST, at no cost to the utility.
  • Help your low-income and vulnerable community, with no cross subsidy.
  • Program structure where savings goes to reduce bills for eligible participants or for energy efficiency upgrades (Demand Side Management Programs).
  • Pilot a solar PV (and energy storage) project for clean energy and peak load management.
  • Recognition on a National level as partner to this US DOE program during conferences, webinars, publications, case studies, and other media exposure.

Benefits to Investors

  • Open large, untapped investment market: solar for multifamily affordable housing.
  • Bankable investment as a utility backed program.
  • Community Social Responsibility opportunity.
  • Recognition on a National level as partner to this US DOE program during conferences, webinars, publications, case studies, and other media exposure.

Benefits to Multifamily Housing Partners

  • Savings on utility bills for both commercial meters and tenants.
  • Recognition on a National level as partner to this US DOE program during conferences, webinars, publications, case studies, and other media exposure.
  • Green marketability of your property plus lower utility costs to potential tenants.
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Let's Talk

For more information on Project Sunlight and our Solar Programs, please contact:

Chuck Watkins
Solar Program Manager
(303) 916-4785
chuckw@icastusa.org

To read Chucks blog post about winning the DOE grant, Click here.