Solar Finance for CDFIs−Getting Started

When:  Oct 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  Lenders for a Resilient Future
The value proposition of solar for CDFIs has become clear. Solar is a powerful tool for economic development, community resiliency, and energy affordability and reliability for low-income clients. But that is not all: investing in solar projects is a strong business opportunity for CDFIs—proven technology, mature financing market, decreasing costs, and improving project economics in most markets. As the inequities of our country are laid bare, it is crucial to democratize energy. CDFIs can provide a path by financing solar for low- and moderate-income households so that they are not left behind.

Join us to learn strategies for getting into the solar finance business with minimal risk and startup costs by leveraging the expertise and capital of experienced social impact solar lenders. We will hear from SELF, CEI, and CEI’s affiliate Bright Community Capital on why they have gone big into solar.

You will learn how CDFIs have partnered with social-impact solar funds including the Connecticut Green Bank and Inclusive Prosperity Capital to jump-start their solar lending—and how you can too!