Solar is saving low-income households money in Colorado. It could be a national model.

by Dan Gearino, Insideclimate News

Low-income households in Colorado are getting a new question during visits from energy assistance agencies: Have you considered solar panels?

It’s an innovative approach to solving two challenges at once: reducing greenhouse gas emissions as the effects of climate change appear across the state, and lowering low-income families’ electricity bills.

The results can make a big difference for residents like Joe Anderson, whose power bills have been cut by two-thirds since 13 solar panels were installed free-of-charge on his ranch-style house under one Colorado program. “I felt like I kind of got the luck of the draw,” he said.

read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02072018/colorado-rooftop-solar-panels-clean-energy-utility-bill-savings-low-income-households-weatherization?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=859658f379-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-859658f379-327824881

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