Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

Grantee Year: 
2015
City: 
North Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

The community solar revolution has come to Minnesota. It’s a bonanza time with money to be made. Unfortunately, the opportunities afforded to those with good credit scores and capital may not be available to low income communities. Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) believe the solar revolution should be accessible to all. To promote economic access for the long term, MNIPL and NOC will jointly organize a pilot Community Solar Garden in North Minneapolis that will be designed and owned by faith communities and low-income residents, and represent the values of inclusion, access, job creation, and localism. We will connect the dots between the project and state level solar legislation.