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Low-Income Solar Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Secretary of Energy to provide loans and grants for solar installations in low-income and underserved areas.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/16/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
05/19/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/16/2017Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/16/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 05/16/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 05/16/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 11/13/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/16/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy05/19/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/16/2017)

Low-Income Solar Act

This bill requires the Department of Energy to establish a loan and grant program for photovoltaic solar (a method of converting energy from the sun into electricity) installations in low-income and underserved areas for FY2018-FY2032.

Loans must be provided for: (1) community solar facilities that provide solar energy to low-income households, or (2) solar installations at federally subsidized affordable housing at multi-family complexes.

The community solar facilities must: (1) be owned by an organization of electricity consumers that own a share of the facility's solar electricity generation, (2) have a certain a nameplate rating (or power generation capacity), (3) be located in or near a community that uses the electricity generated by the facility, and (4) reserve at least 25% of the electricity generated for low-income households.

Grants must be given for: (1) solar electricity generating facilities installed on properties of eligible, low-income home owners; or (2) new solar projects for low-income households and individuals, including the costs of equipment and job training associated with solar projects.