Manufactured homes, formerly known as mobile homes, comprise over 6% of the country’s housing stock and represent an even larger share of housing for low-and-moderate-income (LMI) families. Community solar projects have seen success across the country in bringing the benefits of solar to LMI homeowners, including those living in manufactured housing. However, because of cost and trust issues, it can be difficult for developers to deploy community solar – even with free subscriptions – to LMI households living in manufactured homes.
In this Clean Energy States Alliance webinar, panelists shared more information about how community solar can be used to bring the benefits of solar to manufactured homes; how to engage with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP); and successful examples of community solar projects that have benefitted manufactured homes and communities.
– Ariel Drehobl, Solar Equity Analyst, US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
– Wafa May Elamin, Project Manager, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)
This Clean Energy States Alliance webinar is part of the DOE-funded Scaling up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project. Read more and sign up here to participate in the solar for manufactured homes learning network here.
This webinar builds off of lessons learned from CESA’s 2021 report, Solar for Manufactured Homes: An Assessment of the Opportunities and Challenges in 14 States.