Research & Innovation

At Solstice Initiative we believe everyone has a right to clean, affordable energy. And it is our mission to make this vision a reality.

We have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy in a research study to find out the perceived barriers and opportunities in introducing solar products to communities that have historically been denied the benefits of solar energy.

Research shows that people who live in low-to-moderate-income communities and communities of color tend to bear the brunt of both energy costs and climate change. We also see that solar adoption in these communities is significantly lower than it is in wealthy, white communities. The adoption of community solar would not only help these communities save money and protect the environment — it could serve as a means for wealth creation. We are looking for ways to make community solar more accessible and valuable for renters, low-income communities, and communities of color. Will you help us?

If you live in California, Maryland, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Illinois, or New York we want to hear from you!

Please take our 15-minute survey

We want to hear what you think about community solar.

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We’d like to say “Thank You” for your participation by awarding you with a $10.00 gift card.

Community Solar Developers and Financiers

Are you a community solar developer or financier with projects in one of the above states?

We’re interested in hearing your thoughts on the barriers and opportunities attached to adjusting product terms to center preferences in income-eligible communities.

For Developers and Financiers: Solstice is looking to partner with industry groups with projects in the above states to provide data for an analysis of customer payment performance across income. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact!

Download Resources

Enter your name and email to get our Research ‘Product Innovation to Increase Income-Eligible Customers’ Adoption of Community Solar PV’ emailed to you.