COP21, the Climate Conference in Paris puts us at a critical juncture for our planet. And many CABA members are working to be part of the solution!
As world leaders pledge to shift their energy to cleaner sources, more than $4 trillion will be invested in renewables. As a top-5 state for solar energy in the US, our Massachusetts economy is well positioned for a clean energy future. But most CABA members historically have been “locked out” of the solar economy. With its mission to open access to solar to everyone, new CABA member Yeloha Solar Sharing is changing that.
“We know many small business owners and non-profit directors are motivated to support clean energy, and our solar subscriptions – which don’t require any roof access or on-site equipment – offer a simple, tangible, and even profitable way to do just that” said David Lowe, Director of Community Outreach for Yeloha.
Often called the “Airbnb for solar,” Yeloha’s Solar Sharing Network enables electricity customers in one location to receive credit on their bill for solar electricity produced on someone else’s roof. So homeowners and businesses no longer need to own a sunny roof or go through the arduous process of installation in order to benefit from solar energy. It’s a good thing too, as GTM Research recently found that only about 8% of consumers are qualified for “traditional” on-site solar. Solar subscriptions are available via Yeloha’s website (link includes a special discount for CABA members).
There are many steps we must take to reduce our climate impact. Electricity generation accounts for more than 20% of total CO2 emissions in Massachusetts, with most of our electricity coming from natural gas. Every kilowatt-hour generated by the MA sun equals well over a pound of carbon dioxide not emitted and combustible gas not having to be fracked and piped across our landscape into our leaky pipes! So consider joining the solar economy with fellow CABA member Yeloha. Visit their website to learn more!