NEIGHBORHOOD SOLAR EQUITY
We’re demonstrating that the benefits of solar go beyond the grid.
Along with our community partners, Community Renewable Energy is crafting solar projects in our nation’s capital that fuels partners and fuels our community.
We are helping nonprofits, institutions and governments access renewable energy, and reinvesting the profits back into the community.
The Neighborhood Solar Equity (NSE) initiative is a collaboration between Community Renewable Energy and a mission-aligned Benefit Corporation, Root + Branch. We launched the NSE initiative to further our community-based mission in the District of Columbia and to harness solar power for community-wide impact.
To reduce the financial burden to nonprofit partners in D.C, we develop, finance, own, and maintain the solar photovoltaic system for our nonprofit host for twenty years. NSE projects provide clean energy to the nonprofit host at a below-market price, often even for free.
To further expand the impact of clean energy, our NSE projects reinvest proceeds of these systems back into our surrounding neighborhoods through community development efforts.
We engage stakeholders and the community to encourage growth in solidarity, responsibility, and compassionate care for the environment. This integrated model of solar maximizes the impact of clean energy while sharing the benefits of clean energy with our community. Every Neighborhood Solar Equity project strives to make more winners with solar.
Read more about one of our innovative NSE projects- Solar For All.