In this two-page case study, learn how and why the Kresge Social Investment Practice made a $1.125 million program-related investment loan in Working Power Impact Fund. This investment provides capital for redevelopment and construction loans to community solar projects co-owned or managed by Urban Ingenuity and other community group sponsors, to facilitate community ownership of solar and solar+storage assets
We are thrilled that US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, White House Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, and project partners toured the Brentwood Reservoir Community Solar project in the lead-up to Earth Day. The Secretary chose our first Working Power investment site to announce significant new IRA commitments, including announcing the DOE Community Power Accelerator winners. Congratulations to Working Power partners UPROSE, RETI Center, PUSH Buffalo, and Orleans Parish School Board for securing these important grants, which will serve as a springboard to accelerate our co-designed projects. Congratulations to all!
Go Green. Do Good.
New Energy Facility in Ward 7
NHT Renewable Launches "Solar for All" Project in Washington D.C
In 2022, we launched Working Power, an innovative model born from over a decade of leadership in community-centered clean energy projects. Working Power bridges the gap between environmental justice organizations and funders. We are a genuine partner committed to lasting benefits for frontline organizations. Our approach serves local leaders as they shape their destinies. We develop transparent financial models and provide a pipeline to capital with binding contractual agreements. This approach builds community wealth and democratizes clean energy and job creation.