Solar Energy Charges Low Income Communities
Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditional sources of energy. But the barriers to entry can still be too high for low-income communities, which is where solar non-profits like GRID alternatives come in. The organization helps identify neighborhoods that could benefit from green energy, and volunteers rally together to help install solar panels on qualifying homes. A recent installation in Brooklyn, New York was the organization’s first venture in the region — the group has installed more than 3,600 similar projects along the West Coast. The family is expected to see their annual energy costs cut in half, the organization says. Click here for more information.