Solar Kentucky is a group of organizations and individuals coming together to make a difference for Kentucky and to help break the cycle of poverty.
We believe we can make a lasting difference in the lives of low-income Kentuckians by reducing their energy costs through energy efficiency improvements and installing solar panels so they can generate their own electricity. The cost savings will make a lasting impact for decades and help families live in a healthier environment and save on energy bills, allowing them to put food on the table and pay for basics like medical expenses.
Solar Kentucky is hosting events across the state starting in October 2016 to finance solar panels for low-income homes.
Each community event will feature a tour of solar homes and businesses, educational programs, and an evening of entertainment. We’re just getting started and we would love it if you would get involved and help others reach the sun.
Our first two events are October 8, 2016 in Louisville and Lexington. We will post details very soon.
Events will follow soon in Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, and Berea.
Solar Kentucky Partners
Clean Power Planet is a podcast and blog for people that can’t wait to switch to renewable energy. It covers stories from people that are making the clean energy revolution happen. David Butler, the show’s creator, launched his podcast by challenging himself to put on a benefit to finance solar panels on low-income homes. One thing led to another, and with the help of lot’s of like-minded people, Solar Kentucky was born. Listen at CleanPowerPlanet.com.
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity (KyHFH) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. KyHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and state-wide through constructing, retrofitting, rehabilitating, and repairing homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources that help families improve their housing conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. To learn more visit kyhfh.org.
The Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KySES) is an association of solar professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts dedicated to advancing solar and other renewable energy, and energy efficiency and conservation, across Kentucky. KySES was founded in 2007 to promote the use of renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and conservation in Kentucky through education, advocacy, networking, and demonstration of practical applications. We are an official chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) founded in 1954. To learn more visit kyses.org.
A portion of KHC’s funds are derived from the interest earned through the sale of tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. KHC also receives fee income for administering federal programs, including rental assistance. Other programs offered by KHC include rental housing financing, including administering Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, homeownership education and counseling, housing rehabilitation, homeless programs, home energy and repair initiatives, as well as loan servicing. To learn more, visit kyhousing.org.
Bluegrass Greensource is the source for all things green in Central Kentucky, encouraging small steps toward a sustainable future for our communities. Formerly known as Bluegrass PRIDE, Bluegrass Greensource is a non-profit organization that provides education and resources on how we affect our environment. Since 2001, we have provided outreach to schools, community groups, businesses, local governments, and citizens throughout Central Kentucky. To learn more visit bggreensource.org.
KSEC is committed to helping create a clean and safe future for Kentuckians that supports a just economic transition that protects our workers and our environment. We do this by pushing our high schools and universities to be environmentally responsible, through investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable local food economies. We also aim to pass legislation to promote green job creation in KY and protect our natural resources, oppose false solutions and other industries which will further poison our communities. We know that a bright future for young Kentuckians is one where we are able to stay and prosper after graduation, enjoy the natural wonder of our countryside and mountains, and instill strong values of caring for each other and being a good steward of the environment. To learn more, visit kystudentenvironmentalcoalition.org.