This RFA is part of the initial phase of the Solar for All implementation plan. The purposes of these projects are to: expand solar energy in the District; provide the benefits of solar power to low-income District residents;5 and identify innovative solutions to overcome core barriers (Core Barriers) to installing more solar energy systems in the District. The statute defines low-income residents as those living in households at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).6 DOEE may adopt successful strategies learned from the grant-funded projects for later phases of Solar for All implementation. The following types of buildings are eligible under this grant: low-income, single-family homes;small businesses; and owner-occupied nonprofits.This grant will be funded by DOEE through the REDF. A total of $5,000,000 is available. DOEE expects these funds will install roughly 2.5 to 5 megawatts (MWs) of new solar capacity on lowincome single-family homes, small businesses, or owner-occupied nonprofits. For more information on the District’s solar capacity, please see the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia’s Report on the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard for Compliance Year 2015. 7 Applicants may seek up to $2,000,000 for each proposal. An applicant may submit multiple project proposals. Each proposal must address a different Core Barrier.
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