Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income families with their home energy bills. LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar.
This webinar featured a presentation by Jason Edens, Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, which is exploring models for using LIHEAP funds for low-income participation in community solar project.
This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project. For more information and resources about solar consumer protection and equitability, visit www.cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar.