Planning 101 Blog: Newton's Community Solar Share Initiative


Typically, low income households pay a higher percentage of income for electricity than those in other income tax brackets, and can't afford the upfront costs of buying and installing cost-saving solar panels. The City of Newton has found a simple solution to this challenge - one that providedes the financial benefit of clean energy adoption directly to low-income residents. 

Read more about Newton's Community Share Solar Initiative (CoSSI) on the Planning 101, MAPC's blog covering topics ranging from public health to equity to local government, and everything in between.