Learning From Communities Communities want
to be told what to do BUT They want local control Communities want to choose a local installer, find their ownCommunities want to own subscribers, and own the project through a “flip” model. the project Solar finance literacy is BUT needed. All stakeholders must They want no risk be included.
Social Score Principles of Community
Power1. Grass Roots 6. Community ownership2. Maximize distribution 7. Keep money local3. Minimize impacts 8. Inclusivity4. Multiple use 9. Community engagement5. Supports localinstitutions 10. Solidarity
Environmental Score Principles of Responsible
Solar Development1. Tree Preservation 6. Local Designers2. Share the Land 7. Micro-grids3. Shade over 8. Responsible BusinessPavement Practices4. Good Neighbor Policy 9. Microfinance5. Limited Scale 10. A hand up
Financial Score Subscriber’s Bill of
Rights1. Reasonable cost 6. Low Fees2. Path to Ownership 7. Solar Gardener Support3. Portability /Transferability 8. Host Support4. Financial Protection 9. Program Support5. Customer Service 10. Community Support
Learning From Financiers Financiers want
shovel- ready projects BUT They don’t want to pay for up-front costs Financiers want low cost proven installers - and subscribers with stellarFinanciers want to control credit. They are the project constrained by tax law and by their bankers’ risk BUT models. Brand-new They want no risk programs are scary.
MarketplaceCommunity gets a good finance
fit Financiers get qualified projects Communitie s Financiers Solar Tax Garden Equity Solar Manage Gardener Expectations Training Standard offer Program Project Open Source CSE Scoring Security Checklist Contracts Project Community Pitches DecisionRooftop Co-opProgram Installer Hosting Choice Services