​​​​​​​The Achieving Cooperative Community Equitable Solar Sources (ACCESS) project, the flagship project of NRECA's initiative Advancing Energy Access for All, aims to improve the affordability, performance, and value of solar technologies on the grid. Through this project, tools and resources will be developed to assist electric co-ops and the broader industry deploy solar projects to benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) consumers.

This report series is focused on providing an evaluation of existing financing mechanisms and program designs for low to moderate income solar PV programs. ​The series will include a gap analysis that reviews challenges around LMI access to solar energy, and solutions and pathways for tackling the challenges.

  • ​Report 2: Coming Soon!
    The second report will evaluate which of these existing program and financing structures may best facilitate access to solar energy for LMI members.
  • Report 3: Coming Soon!
    The third a​nd final report in this series will profile co-op projects that combine solar energy with battery storage.
T​his work is being done by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in partnership with Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0009010.

For Inquiries and Questions, please contact: SolarAccessProject@nreca.coop. ​