ICAST Community Solar Efforts

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is working nationally with disadvantaged communities (DACs) to develop their solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) assets.
ICAST offers them our award-winning one-stop-shop services including project planning and design, site and vendor selection, construction management and commissioning, financing, workforce development, etc. One of our unique value propositions is the assistance we provide in accessing various grants and incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including applying for bonus tax credits, monetizing the tax credits, and accessing low-cost green financing through our sister organization, Triple Bottom Line Foundation (www.tblfund.org).

These projects provide numerous benefits to our DAC clients, including reducing energy costs, decarbonizing the existing energy usage, local jobs, and the advancement of energy equity and resiliency.

To learn more about our efforts and how we can help you, please contact Sam Lipman at saml@icastusa.org.

ICAST currently has multiple community-scale solar PV and BESS projects in various stages of planning and execution with its Tribal and utility clients. A few samples are provided below.

Utilities (Rural Electric Cooperatives and Municipal)

Due to non-disclosure agreements, we are unable to name any other utility projects in our pipeline.


Due to non-disclosure agreements, we are unable to name any other Tribal projects in our pipeline.


"We're thrilled with all the new federal funds coming out, we have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the clean energy transition. We're looking forward to this project increasing energy reliability and resiliency and reducing energy burdens for our residents."

- Denver B. DeWees, Director for the City of Aztec, Electric Department.