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Title: Reducing Energy Burden with Solar: Colorado's Strategy and Roadmap for States

Abstract

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) recently implemented a multi-pronged strategy to reduce energy burden for low-income (LI) Colorado residents through the deployment of solar electricity generation. Due to these efforts, approximately 20 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar may be deployed in Colorado by the end of 2019 specifically for low-income households. Relying on interviews with ten subject-matter experts and other research, this report outlines the details of the CEO strategy including why the agency pursued this strategy, how it was carried out, and lessons learned from implementation. Though CEO's strategy is unique and tailored to the needs of Colorado, it is possible that other states might learn from CEO's experiences when designing their own LI strategies. As a result, the report concludes by outlining six primary steps for designing a comprehensive low-income solar strategy.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Colorado Energy Office
OSTI Identifier:
1431421
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70965
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar; low income; weatherization; LIHEAP; WAP; community solar; distributed generation; energy burden

Citation Formats

Cook, Jeffrey J., and Shah, Monisha. Reducing Energy Burden with Solar: Colorado's Strategy and Roadmap for States. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1431421.
Cook, Jeffrey J., & Shah, Monisha. Reducing Energy Burden with Solar: Colorado's Strategy and Roadmap for States. United States. doi:10.2172/1431421.
Cook, Jeffrey J., and Shah, Monisha. Sat . "Reducing Energy Burden with Solar: Colorado's Strategy and Roadmap for States". United States. doi:10.2172/1431421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1431421.
@article{osti_1431421,
title = {Reducing Energy Burden with Solar: Colorado's Strategy and Roadmap for States},
author = {Cook, Jeffrey J. and Shah, Monisha},
abstractNote = {The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) recently implemented a multi-pronged strategy to reduce energy burden for low-income (LI) Colorado residents through the deployment of solar electricity generation. Due to these efforts, approximately 20 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar may be deployed in Colorado by the end of 2019 specifically for low-income households. Relying on interviews with ten subject-matter experts and other research, this report outlines the details of the CEO strategy including why the agency pursued this strategy, how it was carried out, and lessons learned from implementation. Though CEO's strategy is unique and tailored to the needs of Colorado, it is possible that other states might learn from CEO's experiences when designing their own LI strategies. As a result, the report concludes by outlining six primary steps for designing a comprehensive low-income solar strategy.},
doi = {10.2172/1431421},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Sat Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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