March 16, 2023
Source: Canary Media
This week, Google and clean-energy developer Sol Systems have unveiled a new approach to pairing clean energy with community investment — spend money upfront to make homes more energy-efficient so they can use clean energy more effectively.
That’s the purpose of the seed funding that Google and Sol Systems are providing to North Carolina–based Roanoke Electric Cooperative, South Carolina–based Santee Electric Cooperative and Aiken Electric Cooperative, and the nonprofit Sustainability Institute of South Carolina. Each of these groups will receive a modest pot of funding to help lower-income households finance the costs of basic home repairs and renovations that, once complete, will make them eligible for energy-efficiency assistance programs.