Low-income households can qualify for solar-electric systems | AspenTimes.com

Low-income households can qualify for solar-electric systems

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency is teaming with a partner to finance and install solar-electric systems for 10 to 16 low-income homeowners in the Roaring Fork Valley.

CORE is working with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives Colorado to supply low-cost alternative energy to up to 16 households and to provide hands-on training on installing solar electric systems to an estimated 150 to 320 people.

“GRID Alternatives installs solar electric systems exclusively for low-income homeowners, using a volunteer barn raising model that gives community members, students, and job trainees the opportunity to install a system from start to finish, said a news release from the organizations. “Under their business model, they raise the money to pay for the solar systems for low-income homeowners within 80 percent of the Area Median Income. The average GRID system saves each family $20-25,000 over the lifetime of the system.”

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.