The city of South Bend has launched a funding program designed to help local nonprofits, schools and other community organizations to install solar panels. The Energy Assistance and Solar Savings Initiative will allow qualified applicants to receive a free energy assessment, grant funding and low-interest loans.
“I’m excited that the city will help local organizations improve their energy efficiency and go solar before the full state benefits of net metering expire later this year,” said Mayor James Mueller. “These investments in clean energy will not only advance our environmental goals but also allow these organizations to spend more on their core missions and less on energy.”
The program can also help qualifying organizations make contact with pre-qualified contractors and assist with project management.
Staff from the Office of Sustainability will host a webinar on the program on January 24 at 10 a.m.