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March 16, 2022 | Tom Ballard

NREL selects three more providers for its Solar Energy Innovation Network

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced that three nonprofits – RE-volv, Green The Church, and Interfaith Power & Light – will receive financial, analytical and facilitation support as they assist BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous and people of color) houses of worship around the country go solar.

They are being added as part of the third round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) where the goal was to overcome barriers to equitable adoption of solar in underserved communities. The contract awarded to the new partners is specifically focused on elevating equity in commercial-scale solar deployment, of which nonprofits face particular barriers to accessing solar financing.

The Solar Energy Innovation Network is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and led by NREL.

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