Solar for Manufactured Homes

May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Manufactured homes, formerly referred to as mobile homes, comprise over 6 percent of America’s housing stock and represent an even larger share of housing for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. A new report by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) argues that the fastest and greatest progress to expand solar will occur when the LMI solar market is not seen as an undifferentiated sector, and when state policymakers, utilities, and the solar industry focus on specific sub-markets for solar. Manufactured homes represent one important sub-market.

CESA’s two-volume report provides market overviews, recommendations, and case studies of successful projects. It includes detailed discussion of the opportunities and challenges for expanding LMI solar to manufactured housing in fourteen states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

In this webinar, CESA Executive Director Warren Leon, the report’s lead author, presented the key findings of the report and answered audience questions. 


  • Warren Leon, Executive Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Wafa May Elamin, Project Manager, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance as part of the Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities Project, which is funded in part by the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.