The LIFT Toolkit offers information and tools that help eliminate the complexities and barriers for Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) access to community solar. Project developers, financiers, utilities or municipalities, researchers, and even those new to the community solar field can use the Toolkit to understand and learn from the landscape of LMI community solar in the U.S.
The Toolkit is based on original research findings from the LIFT survey of project financing and customer experience models, as well as an analysis of the LIFT Community Solar projects dataset. It includes project summaries for all 460+ projects, deep dives on innovative project case studies, project financing best practices as identified through case studies, and research analysis.
Explore the first and largest searchable database of LMI community solar projects in the U.S. through an interactive map, as well as a sortable and downloadable data table.
Design community solar projects to optimally serve LMI communities based on findings from over 460 projects in the database. Enter information about an existing or proposed project to find case studies, project finance best practices, and other resources to help you optimize your program.
- Learn from original LIFT research and an aggregation of existing resources relevant to solar and community solar projects serving LMI communities.