Minnesota: Midwest Energy News – Faith groups work to provide affordable community solar

Mar 18, 2015 | In the News, State Press Clips

A Minnesota faith group will announce today an effort to make community solar more accessible to people with lower incomes.

Julia Nerbonne, executive director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, said that early discussions with solar garden developers in the Twin Cities revealed that they will be targeting potential customers with credit scores of 700 or above.

That would leave a substantial portion of the population without access to solar garden subscriptions due to modest to low incomes or past credit problems.

“That’s alarming and people are not talking about it,” she said. “It’s probably less than half the people in country who have a score that high.” Keep reading…

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