Community leaders say solar is working for low-income families

Environment Massachusetts has issued a press release regarding an open letter to the state legislature about how to make solar accessible to families of all means and levels of income.

An excerpt: "Solar is helping low-income families to reduce their electric bills, and it's helping social service organizations to put more of their resources into helping their communities," said David McMahon, Co-Executive Director of Dismas House and Project Coordinator for the Worcester Green Low-Income Housing Coalition. "We need to lift the net metering caps immediately to ensure that the benefits of solar are available to people from all walks of life. And we should oppose efforts to cut the compensation available for solar projects under net metering, which would reduce access to solar for low-income communities."

You can read the press release here, and the letter itself here.