Environmental Protection Agency Announces $7 Billion Solar for All Program to Deploy Historic Levels of Clean Energy for Low-Income Households

July 05, 2023

WASHINGTON — Days ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a groundbreaking program that will accelerate the adoption of solar for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The $7 billion Solar for All program is a first-of-its-kind competition that will provide grants to spur the deployment of solar, enabling millions of households to benefit from lower cost energy. 

"Low-income households should be the first to benefit from the lower costs and environmental benefits of solar,” said Tobin Booth, CEO of OneEnergy, Inc. “We applaud the Biden administration for taking this important step to increase clean energy access for the communities that need it most, and we’re excited to get to work to deploy an unprecedented amount of solar energy.”

The Department of Energy recently reported that low-income households spend nearly 9% of their income on energy costs. “If we are to work toward a more just energy future, we must lower the prices that Americans pay for energy,” said Kate Larkin, Director of Development for OneEnergy. “We know that the Solar for All funding can go a long way to deploying community solar, and we thank Administrator Regan and Acting Director Jahi Wise for their leadership in effectively implementing this essential program.”

With the launch of this new program, OneEnergy is thrilled to participate in this rapid build-out of community solar, working each day to help accelerate the widespread access to affordable clean energy. 

About OneEnergy Renewables: 

OneEnergy's mission is to fight climate change by making clean energy the number one electricity choice for consumers and utilities. With a 4+ GW pipeline across 19 states, OneEnergy is a leading developer, owner, and operator of solar and energy storage projects across the United States. The company has developed and sold 122 project sites, totalling more than 1.2GW of assets, in its 14 year history. OneEnergy is committed to elevating people and empowering communities to create a sustainable energy future. The company is based in Seattle, Washington with offices in Madison, Boulder, Portland, and Washington, D.C.

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