15 low income veteran or active duty military families will receive big energy savings after we install solar power on their homes as part of our affordable solar housing program. There is no charge to the troops. 50 local veterans, active duty personnel and friends and families are invited to join us to install solar panels and systems on our 15 selected homes. Be part of the movement that brings renewable, clean energy to all. Make a monthly gift to this campaign and all the work we do.
There is a critical need now to begin deploying solar in low-income communities and to develop effective project models and policies to scale this deployment quickly and broadly. On an individual level, low-income households spend an average of 15 to 20 percent of their income on energy bills. This puts a strain on already tight budgets and makes families significantly more susceptible to rising energy costs.
We are reserving at least 10 solar installations for our low-income veteran families while providing scholarships to 5 veterans to learn solar installation.
Solar projects that directly benefit low-income communities are therefore an extraordinary opportunity to not only support those communities, but also build positive bridges that can lead to a fundamental repositioning of key sectors of the progressive movement around climate solutions.