Solar Technical Assistance Opportunities for Local Governments
Join us to learn about two great opportunities to grow local solar markets and which is right for your community.
Solar in Your Community Challenge:
The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million prize competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative that aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income (LMI) households; non-profit organizations; and state, local, and tribal governments. The Challenge will support dozens of teams across the country with cash prizes and technical assistance to demonstrate innovative, scalable business and financial models that can open new solar markets that benefit these underserved communities.
SolSmart, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, is a national designation and technical assistance program that recognizes leading solar communities and empowers additional communities to improve their local solar markets. Communities can receive Gold, Silver, or Bronze designation and will be nationally recognized for their participation. Additionally, if a community wants to pursue designation but doesn't have the resources or knowledge, they're eligible for no-cost technical assistance from a team of solar experts.