Why are impact investors and low-cost foundation capital source interested in community solar; and what are five examples of past relevant case study examples of community solar projects that leveraged impact investor and low-cost foundation capital sources?

Community Solar programs can be deployed to create both environmental and social benefits that are attractive to impact investment and philanthropic capital sources. The underlying program design features of community solar programs can be sculpted to provide access to renewable energy for renters and low income or disadvantaged community members that otherwise would not have the ability to install photo voltaic systems on their roof.  In addition, these projects can offset the need for natural gas, and other fossil fuel-based electricity generation, which can directly provide air quality benefits and reduce the emissions of climate change causing greenhouse gases. Here are a few examples of solar projects funded by impact investors:

Karina Zafiro