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PosiGen Rooftop Solar Project Profile

Project Type

Aggregated Rooftop Solar

Location

Louisiana

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

This project contributes directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

SDG 7 - Accessible and Clean Energy: The rooftop solar project supports SDG 7 by lowering participants’ electricity bills or giving future electricity credits from the clean power they produce.

SDG 13 - Climate Action: The project serves SDG 13, by promoting power generation from solar energy and contributing to GHG emissions reductions.

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by countries in global partnership to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

 

Project Profile

Solar Power For All program helps LMI communities lower their energy costs

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, New Orleans sought to rebuild; they endeavored to make their homes more efficient, affordable and more resistant to future storm destruction. PosiGen Solar saw the disparity of support and relief programs for low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities and found an opportunity to change the equation by implementing solar power for all. Its mission is to make solar affordable and accessible to everyone, particularly (LMI) communities and communities of color. Through the Solar Power for All program, they are making it possible for families in underserved Louisana communities to invest in their homes, save money on their utility bills, and take steps toward a brighter future. The four primary goals of PosiGen’s solar program is to make an impact on the families they serve, provide job opportunities in the communities in which they are active, support growth in low income communities and communities of color, and to have a positive impact on the environment. 

 

 

Co-benefits

Environmental

+ To date, PosiGen has installed solar for over 18,000 customers. Each kilowatt-hour of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Economic

+ PosiGen customers saw significant cost savings due to the unique business model of low-cost rooftop solar panel leasing combined with energy-efficiency upgrades, such as blower door tests, and smart thermostat installations.

Social

+ The Solar Power For All program extends the benefits of renewable energy to LMI communities by making solar accessible to everyone, regardless of credit score or income.

 


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