NRECA's Achieving Cooperative Community Equitable Solar Sources (ACCESS) project is focused on examining various technical and financial models for providing solar energy to low- to moderate-income consumers in order to identify optimal approaches that electric cooperatives nationwide could implement. Our team is working with a diverse stakeholder group, including co-ops, financial organizations, community advocacy groups, and others.
The following case studies have been developed through the ACCESS Project to showcase some of the diverse solar energy projects offered by cooperatives:
- Anza Electric Cooperative – Shifting Peak Demand with Solar Energy to Assist Native American Economic Development
- Roanoke Electric Cooperative – Leveraging Land Ownership Retention for Economic Empowerment through Solar Energy and Community Development
- More to come...
The ACCESS Project is funded by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), through the Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO), under award number DE-EE0009010.