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This session provided an overview on the basics of green banks, a market outlook, and featured insights and lessons learned from two successful programs.
The Clean Energy for Low Income Accelerator (CELICA) sunsetted Summer 2018, meaning all 37 CELICA partners, 16 national partners, and DOE/National Renewable Energy Lab staff convened to reflect on the results. This was an opportunity where attendees reflected on partner accomplishments, showcased CELICA's deliverables, gathered feedback on lessons learned, and discussed next steps. Open to CELICA partners only.
What is the best way to bring the money home? This workshop provided an overview of state and local programs that have successfully implemented financing programs in the residential market, including on-bill tariffs, bundled solar and efficiency programs, residential PACE, and unsecured financing mechanisms. Participants had a chance to discuss the barriers unique to the residential sector (including single family and multifamily) and how different communities can address those barriers.
Centrica Business Solutions and Connecticut Green Bank partnered to deliver a cogeneration system to the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut at no upfront cost to the city. The system features chilled and thermal water loops, controls systems, and underground piping for a microgrid to power key municipal buildings. It also utilizes the engine heat loss to supply heating and cooling to critical facilities.