Affordable Solar

Barrio Solar is a campaign organized by nonprofits Fifth Avenue Committee and Solar One with support from Enterprise Community Partners to bring affordable solar power to ALL working families in Brooklyn!

Through Barrio Solar, participating homeowners are eligible for free solar feasibility studies, discounted solar pricing through a purchasing group, and an additional campaign-specific incentive of $3,500 per homeowner for families earning less than 100% of the Area Median Income.

If you are a homeowner and would like to learn more fill out the following intake form below, our solar associate will reach out to you within 5 business days.

FAC Solar participant installs solar panels on the rooftop of 621 DeGraw.

Going solar helps residents save money on utility bills, helps keep housing affordable over the long term, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.  But clean and inexpensive solar electricity is out of reach for many low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.  FAC Solar  bridges this gap.   

We work with property owners, nonprofit affordable housing investors, and local governments to build, own and operate a portfolio of affordable solar for affordable housing.  These provide access to cost-saving solar power for families living in multi-family buildings, regardless of roof condition or homeownership status. Currently, we have nine projects in

Solar panels on the rooftop of 621 DeGraw.

process. These will generate 258 kilowatts of electricity annually.  We combine these smaller projects into one portfolio so that we can increase and credit all the cost savings to affordable housing utility accounts. 

These projects benefit the residents and owners of the buildings where they’re installed. Because we use a Shared Solar model, other community residents can also share in these benefits. Shared solar customers receive a share of solar electricity generated from FAC Solar projects, and credits on their utility bills.