California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program is an excellent example of how state energy agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) can work together to create more impactful and sustainable solar programs that provide the maximum benefit to environmental justice communities.
A new case study by CESA Project Director Abbe Ramanan, with contributions by Ayesha Abbasi of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), details the program’s creation, structure, and impact. It includes key take-aways and recommendations on how state energy agencies and community-based organizations can work together to design and implement effective solar programs. This case study is one of six case studies to be published under CESA’s Solar with Justice project, highlighting models of collaboration between CBOs and SEAs on solar for environmental justice communities.
Access the study here