We aim to use Puerto Rico as an opportunity to create and evaluate generalizable strategies for deploying solar in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in ways that significantly enhance social and economic outcomes. We will use integrated quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and modeling to assess diverse potential scenarios and strategies for PV deployment (e.g., household, business, community, utility) that improve LMI sustainability, resilience, and thriving while also reducing costs or improving income. The core of the project is the application of an already-developed and refined comprehensive, multi-layer framework for using energy innovation to drive social and economic value creation. The project will be co-designed and co-implemented with stakeholders in Puerto Rico. Generalized models will be shared with solar industry.
|Effective start/end date||4/1/19 → 5/31/22|
- DOE: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): $1,065,891.00