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Low-Income Solar Impacts Local Habitat for Humanity Project

The Dubuque County Energy District (DbqCoED), in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and Blue Sky Solar, announces a new-to-Dubuque opportunity for low-income solar installation.

By working to connect longer term solutions to home ownership and clean energy generation, the DbqCoED and Habitat for Humanity worked to complete a solar array installation for a Dubuque housing project. The 5.6kW array will generate 6,426 kWh annually, saving the homeowner approximately $970 per year. Traditionally, those who are low-income have the highest energy burden. An energy burden is the percentage one pays for energy expenses versus their income.

The installation process was completed on Friday, June 25, 2021 by Blue Sky Solar, a local solar installation company. Please join the DbqCoED in celebrating the first, of hopefully many, privately funded low-income solar installation projects. To continue impacting our neighbors, we must leverage public and private dollars to reach community residents who are at the highest energy burden.

To learn more about how your organization can coordinate with local solar companies, please contact Michaela (Program Coordinator, Dubuque County Energy District) at Michaela@energydistrict.org or about Habitat for Humanity projects Erica (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Dubuque and Jackson Counties) at director@habitatdjc.org.

Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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