The Impact of Policies and Business Models on Income Equity in Rooftop Solar Adoption
Low- and moderate-income (LMI) households are less likely to adopt rooftop solar than higher income households in the US. Some state policy interventions and business models have expanded solar adoption among LMI households, however. New research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) finds evidence that LMI-specific financial incentives, solar leasing, and property-assessed financing have increased the diffusion of solar adoption among LMI households in existing markets and have driven more installations into previously under-served low-income communities. On this webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, LBNL researchers shared their findings about the impact of these interventions on solar adoption in low-income communities.