A Boston grocery store is bringing community solar to a low-income area

Posted on

“A group of energy-equity advocates in Boston is launching a community solar cooperative they say could be a scalable model for both reducing carbon emissions and building wealth in disadvantaged communities. The Boston Community Solar Cooperative is in the predevelopment stage of an 81-kilowatt solar project on the roof of the Dorchester Food Co-Op, which is located in one of the city’s lowest-income neighborhoods. Residents will be able to buy or earn ownership stakes in the project, which will be governed by a board of community stakeholders. The food store will buy the power at a discounted rate, and the revenue created will be shared among this group of owners.”

« Back to News