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Enable Clean Energy Access to Low-Income Populations

Incorporate a Carve-Out for LMI Populations in the Land Lease

As a host of a community solar project, you will have control of the land lease agreement. This control allows you the opportunity to incorporate LMI carve-outs and other benefits into the lease.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers provides additional insight into program designs and structures that can include and retain low- and moderate-income customers, clarify program billing, crediting, and eligibility, reduce customer turnover and default risk, and enroll customers with lower credit scores.

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