Access & Equity Advisory Committee - Vote Solar

Access & Equity Advisory Committee

Vote Solar’s Access & Equity Advisory Committee works together to address challenges states face when implementing low-income solar programs. Each year, the Access and Equity Advisory Committee will rotate and meet to explore and provide recommendations to address the most pressing barriers to low-income solar program implementation.

As states design programs with low-income components, they must always keep their eye towards building more access and a more equitable process. States face a number of challenges in implementation that risk reducing access to solar programs for low-income families and families of color.

Throughout 2020, the Access and Equity Team interviewed partners in the solar industry, environmental justice organizations, and nonprofit organizations to learn what barriers customers face everyday.

We have convened an Access & Equity Advisory Committee to identify challenges, best practices, and solutions for low-income solar program implementation. The AEAC meets twice a year to explore challenges with low-income solar program implementation, identify best practices, and offer solutions to problems. Through the work of the AEAC to date, we published an issue brief.

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