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Industry Leaders Support Rapid Launch of Solar for All Projects with Free Playbook

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Solar For All Playbook

Center for Sustainable Energy and Clean Power Research share best practices and practical solutions for engaging communities and efficiently implementing Solar for All programs

SAN DIEGO (April 30, 2024) – Center for Sustainable Energy® and Clean Power Research® have teamed up to help states, cities, territories, tribal nations and nonprofits awarded federal Solar for All grants quickly deliver the benefits of solar energy to low-income and disadvantaged communities.

The $7 billion Solar for All program, whose recipients were announced on Earth Day, will enable more than 900,000 households across the U.S. to benefit from locally produced residential solar electricity.

To support grant awardees in efficiently designing and launching programs, the two organizations have published a handbook, called the Solar for All Playbook, with guidance and best practices for launching a successful solar equity program. The playbook’s 12 key elements are based on the organizations’ 50 years of combined experience designing, administering and creating software for large-scale solar programs nationwide.

By taking advantage of the expertise of the national nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy, a leader in solar equity program administration, and industry-leading PowerClerk® workflow automation solutions from Clean Power Research, recipients of Solar for All grants can quickly engage communities and design, build and execute efficient funding programs.

“Programs to equitably expand access to solar energy need to put community members at the center from the start and base decisions on solid data,” said Karen Glitman, senior director of distributed energy resources at the Center for Sustainable Energy. “It’s also critical to collect, analyze and share program data to continually make improvements and provide transparency to all stakeholders.”

“A key tenet of Solar for All is fast and fair distribution of funds and transparency in program results,” said Jeff Ressler, Clean Power Research chief executive officer. “By using an automated rebate and incentive software solution such as PowerClerk, grant awardees can rapidly design, build and implement easy-to-use application processes to meet the specific needs of their communities and stakeholders alike.”

Learn more about the Solar for All Playbook.

About Center for Sustainable Energy

Center for Sustainable Energy has deep experience and expertise designing and administering programs that meet Solar for All objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants with clean energy technologies. CSE’s solar equity portfolio includes the largest statewide solar incentive program in the nation, California’s $1 billion Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program.

About Clean Power Research

Clean Power Research is a trusted partner in the energy industry best known for delivering innovative software services that help organizations successfully navigate the clean energy transition. Its software platform, PowerClerk®, streamlines, automates and scales the deployment and operation of distributed energy resource programs. Over 75 utilities and energy agencies across 36 states have used PowerClerk to process 2.5+ million energy applications including $6 billion in solar rebates, more than any other software platform.

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