Request for Information: Supporting Successful Solar Plus Storage Deployment Serving Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)
seeks insight into the resources and support needed, through its existing or expanded work, to
ensure successful outcomes of solar and storage deployment serving low-income and
disadvantaged communities.

The Inflation Reduction Act has dedicated historic levels of funding to catalyze the development
of solar programs nationwide that direct benefits towards low-income and disadvantaged
communities (LIDAC). The SETO Workforce and Equitable Access (WEA) team seeks input on
what nationally coordinated and supported resources are needed to ensure this historic
investment in distributed solar leads to equitable and successful delivery of benefits through
low-income residential solar plus storage, community solar, and other distributed solar located
in or serving low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to equitablesolar@ee.doe.gov no later
than 5:00pm (ET) on February 23, 2024.

Agency Website

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 23, 2024