Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities

Are you a small- or mid-sized business in Salt Lake City that is interested in powering your business using solar energy? Is your business located in a low- or moderate-income neighborhood, or is your business BIPOC-owned? The Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities Project is looking for businesses to support in their efforts to install solar panels and reduce their energy costs. 

The Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities Grant is providing financial and technical support for the installation of solar energy systems at locally-owned businesses in low- and moderate- income (LMI) neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

The Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities Grant is currently installing solar at three westside businesses. We are looking to fund an additional 2-4 solar projects (depending on the size of the projects). Applications are now open for businesses in LMI neighborhoods in Salt Lake City who are interested in installing solar panels at their business.  

Accepted businesses will receive:  

  • Technical support in acquiring and evaluating solar estimates,
  • Support understanding and taking advantage of financial incentives,
  • Financial support to cover the cost of your solar installation.

Accepted businesses will be required to: 

  • Coordinate with Utah Clean Energy’s technical experts to pursue at least three bids for solar installation with the intent to sign a solar contract,
  • Take part in the review and selection of a solar installer,
  • Share one year of energy data following installation of solar,
  • Collaborate with Utah Clean Energy to share story of pursuing solar and how it has impacted your business.

For this grant opportunity, priority businesses will be located in a “disadvantaged” community within Salt Lake City’s boundaries as defined by the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool and preference will be given to BIPOC-owned or BIPOC-serving businesses. 

Applications are due by March 9 2024, 11:59 PM. Awardees will be announced on or before March 31, 2024. 

The below application is a first step to help us evaluate whether your business is a good candidate for solar. Once you submit your application, we will follow up with additional information about the program and what you can expect throughout this process. We will likely request additional information about your building, roof, and other details in order to determine if your qualify for the grant program. 

If you have questions about this application, please reach out to Utah Clean Energy’s Jennifer Eden,

Applications are available and accepted in any language. Use the text converter to fill out your application in your preferred language.

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