Solar for All Nola is a clean energy initiative that aims to offer the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar to all New Orleans’ residents and small businesses.
The city of New Orleans has announced a programme to help make clean energy more accessible and affordable for residents and small businesses.
Solar for All Nola, led by the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA), is a clean energy initiative that aims to offer the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar to all New Orleanians. The campaign will run for one year.
GNOHA will work with local solar businesses – PosiGen Solar and Solar Alternatives – to provide free solar evaluations to all homeowners and small business owners interested in seeing if clean energy can help make savings on their utility bills.
“This effort gives families and people in our city the chance to do the right thing for the environment, the right thing for their household budget.”
The city said the programme underscores its commitment to reduce energy costs for lower-income families and those on fixed incomes, while creating quality jobs and making New Orleans more climate-resilient.
“We are committed to building stronger and sustainable green infrastructure for our city, especially for our homeowners and small business owners, in particular our most vulnerable residents,” said LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans.
“This effort gives families and people in our city the chance to do the right thing for the environment, the right thing for their household budget, and it puts New Orleans at the forefront of smart, creative, clean energy.”
Through PosiGen, Solar for All Nola will offer 100 per cent of solar-feasible homeowners a financing solution, with either a no-money-down, no-credit requirement solar lease with energy-efficiency upgrades.
“We are excited to finally bring the Solar for All campaign to our home base of New Orleans,” added Tom Neyhart, CEO of PosiGen. “We’ve already launched successful Solar for All programmes together with the mayors of seven Connecticut cities, and feel confident New Orleanians will benefit from it as well.”
He continued: “New Orleans has the worst energy poverty in America. Homeowners here desperately need the savings and resiliency benefits rooftop solar provides and we are proud to be able to offer it to them.”
“Energy costs are a huge burden for homeowners already struggling to pay their bills,” added Andreanecia Morris, executive director of GNOHA.
“We are excited about this programme because it puts homeowners in control of their energy costs.”
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