Commerce awards $3.7 million for solar installations benefitting low-income communities

Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households and nonprofit housing providers

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 25, 2021

Washington Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy burden of low-income households and nonprofits serving low-income communities over 25 years.

The Low-Income Solar Deployment Program is part of Washington’s Clean Energy Fund, established in 2013. These grants will result in 2.8 megawatts (MW) of nameplate generation from new solar installations — enough solar power to serve about 322 average households per year or over 12 million electric vehicle miles.