Groundswell leads the LIFT Solar Everywhere project, with the goal of developing optimal solar program designs and pricing for working families in each common regulatory and utility service environment. LIFT’s research will serve both renters and homeowners, and its goal is to accelerate solar access for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households.
Groundswell has three partners in this effort: Elevate, Southface, and Clean Energy Works. Each LIFT research partner is responsible for contributing actual energy efficiency, solar, and community solar customer data to the research effort from the many solar and clean energy projects that the groups have established to serve LMI households. LIFT will also gather and analyze project finance and associated customer experience data nationally from a diversity of solar projects and programs.
Informed by this analysis, Groundswell will create a free, dynamic toolkit that utilities, municipalities, solar developers and others can use to establish new and expanded solar programs to serve more LMI families nationwide. LIFT’s research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information or questions about the LIFT Program, please contact Chris Nichols