We help communities overcome the barriers to adopt clean energy. Our team combines knowledge, tools, and technical expertise with citizen leadership to train communities to complete renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. We provide technical assistance with planning, project design, resource evaluation, economic modeling, permitting assistance and contractor selection. Our projects are designed to prioritize community involvement and accountability. Learn more about our energy efficiency, solar, wind and rural and tribal energy projects.
Community Energy projects can only happen if we have strong policies reducing the barriers to implementation and encouraging development at the local level. We are known for our ability to work with a broad network of public and private entities to influence local policies and legislative bills. We draw on our tactical experience to advocate for policy reform that paves the way for widespread adoption of clean energy. We build coalitions, draft and advocate for bills, and participate in policy-making to alleviate barriers for low-income communities, communities of color, and Native American tribes to adopt clean energy. Learn more about our advocacy efforts here.