Low-income homeowners pay two- to four- times more of their income on energy bills than average, and with limited budgets have to make hard decisions every day about how to spend their resources. Solar power contributes to long-term financial security for these families, insulating them from fluctuating energy prices and helping keep them in their homes. GRID Alternatives helps affordable housing developers integrate solar power into new and existing developments for low-income homebuyers. Through the partnership, local housing developers also help GRID identify potential clients who most need our services, and ensure that the benefits will continue going to low-income families if the homes are sold.
GRID Alternatives has installed solar electric systems on hundreds of Habitat for Humanity homes in California and Colorado, as well as resident-built homes provided by California non-profits People's Self-Help Housing and Self-Help Enterprises. For more information on partnering in your area or to learn more about our local partners, contact your local GRID Alternatives office or visit your local region website.