LIFT is requesting solar and community solar data on projects that serve Low to Moderate Income (LMI) customers. Solar or community solar programs may be managed by utilities, municipalities, solar developers and/or non-profit organizations - LIFT needs it all!

To qualify for inclusion in LIFT research, solar or community solar projects should be able to verify that at least 5% of the project’s generation provides services or measurable benefits to low-income residential customers. For qualifying programs, LIFT organizations will analyze both customer experience and project level finance patterns. Based on this analysis, LIFT will deliver effective, transparent service designs that integrate building energy efficiency with solar/community solar benefits for LMI ratepayers in a “Toolkit” for solar program managers.

To contribute data, please fill out the LIFT Data Qualifying form here: Form coming soon

LIFT researchers will follow up with more detailed questions regarding customer experience and project finance.

“This research is already revealing ways that organizations can work with families who struggle with high energy burdens in a way that helps everyone,” Groundswell Senior Program Manager Chris Nichols said. “This research is primed to revolutionize the way energy providers interact with subscribers for years to come.”

All data contributors will receive ‘early releases’ of LIFT analysis and aggregated, anonymized data sets for their own analysis later in the LIFT program.

LIFT’s research and program, “Accelerating Low-Income Financing and Transactions for Solar Access Everywhere,” is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technologies Office Award Number DE-0008567. The LIFT collaborative includes four regional clean energy organizations — Groundswell, Elevate Energy, Southface Energy Institute, and Clean Energy Works.

Program Profile: Customer Experience

Program Profile: Finance

“We are grateful to the many utilities and organizations that have promised to share data with our program,” said Michelle Moore, Groundswell’s CEO. “This work will benefit so many families who struggle with energy burdens.”

All data contributors will receive ‘early releases’ of LIFT analysis, and aggregated, anonymized data sets for their own analysis later in the LIFT program.

LIFT’s research and program [“Accelerating Low-Income Financing and Transactions for Solar Access Everywhere”], is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technologies Office Award Number DE-0008567. The LIFT collaborative includes four regional clean energy organizations: Groundswell, Elevate Energy, Southface Energy Institute and Clean Energy Works.