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RFI: Low-Income Community Solar Subscription Platform
This request for information (RFI) is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on the development of a new platform to manage the enrollment, use, and monitoring of community solar subscriptions for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients. SETO is interested in responses from all stakeholders, including:
• Community-based organizations
• Community solar subscription managers and developers
• State and local governments
• LIHEAP implementation organizations
• Organizations representing and serving environmental justice and fossil fuel-transitioning communities
• Groups that work with individuals and organizations with high energy burdens
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback to better understand how SETO can develop a new platform to identify and make community solar with verified savings more accessible to LIHEAP recipients and potentially other low-income households. SETO will use the feedback from this RFI to inform the design of the platform so that it best meets the needs of relevant stakeholders and achieves the greatest impact for low-income community solar access and bill savings. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.
Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to EquitableSolar@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on August 31, 2022.