Project SunLight

Increasing Access to Solar for Low-Income Households in Multifamily Affordable Housing

This Resource Guide is the culmination of a multi-year effort to develop a sustainable and scalable approach for the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) and potentially solar PV-plus-energy storage solutions for the benefit of the low-income (LI) residents of multifamily affordable housing (MFAH). 

ICAST has developed this Guide to help legislators, regulators, utilities, investors, program implementers, and other stakeholders better understand the barriers and how to overcome them to deliver Solar PV at scale to LI tenants of MFAH. The Guide includes best practices, lessons learned, case studies, key processes, resources, and tools, for replication by others.
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technologies Office Award Number DE-EE0008568.
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Resource Guide: Executive Summary 

Download the Executive Summary here.   

Resource Guide: Full   

This Guide includes:   

  • Project Background and Problem Statement  
  • Best Practices from Industry Leaders   
  • ICAST Feasibility Studies and Case Studies  
  • Lessons Learned, Conclusions, and Recommendations  

ICAST has also developed tools, and standardized contracts to reduce the cost of program and project development, including a Solar Power Purchase Agreement Contract. Contact us for more details.  

This Resource Guide has been made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Energy and their Building Technology Office, and other supporters. ICAST is grateful to all its supporters for their commitment to increasing access to green solutions for underserved and low- and moderate-income communities.