Dorchester Coalition Celebrates Completion of Solar Access Campaign

Elnora, Dorchester resident and solar participant, speaks at the Sun for All Celebration in Codman Square Park.

Elnora, Dorchester resident and solar participant, speaks at the Sun for All Celebration in Codman Square Park.

September 16, 2017

BOSTON— Resonant Energy hosted the Sun For All Celebration in Codman Square on Saturday September 16th with Social Saturdays, marking the close of the first low-income accessible solar campaign in Dorchester. Four months ago, Resonant Energy launched Codman Square Goes Solar in partnership with the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, the Second Church in Dorchester, Co-op Power, Epiphany School, the Dorchester YMCA, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Council. By the end of the summer, the campaign signed up 35 households a 5 nonprofits to install rooftop solar systems. Using Resonant Energy’s new solar hosting model, this campaign was the first of its kind to include households and nonprofits regardless of income or credit history.

“It was great to be part of a group that just kept pressing our way and believing that our community deserves the same access to clean and affordable energy as any other community,” said keynote speaker Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, the Minister of Ecological Justice at Bethel A.M.E. “I’m excited not just because of what we’ve done in the past year but because of how this is growing.”

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