Low-income communities shouldn’t be left out of the clean energy transition

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“Solar+storage systems provide an array of benefits to building owners of all kinds. They ensure buildings (and the people who use them) are prepared for the power outages that are becoming more frequent as climate change increases the risk of storms and wildfires. They reduce the carbon emissions that are contributing to climate disasters. Often, they also bring cost savings. The outsized positives of solar+storage systems particularly benefit low-income communities, where many typically don’t have the resources to relocate or access alternative sources of electricity during power outages. But so far, deployment of these systems in these communities has been slow. One big reason is the upfront cost of installing a system.”

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