Neighbor to Neighbor Solar

Low and No-Cost Solar for Qualifying Households

Neighbor to Neighbor Solar launched in 2021 and exists to provide no-cost solar energy systems to low-income Buncombe County residents with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) households. This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. Installations will be completed by Asheville-based Sugar Hollow Solar.

Contact Jamie Wine at [email protected] for questions or inquires.

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In order to qualify for the Neighbor to Neighbor program, a household must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Be a homeowner within Buncombe County 
  • Be served by Duke Energy 
  • Make below 200% of FPG based on 2022 income and household size complete including taxable and nontaxable income* 
  • Have a roof 15 years or younger with priority given to roofs 10 years or younger 
  • Self identify as not having $50,000 in savings including retirement balance

1 person household:      $27,180
2 person household:      $36,620
3 person household:      $46,060
4 person household:      $55,500
5 person household:      $64,940
6 person household:      $74,380
7 person household:      $83,820
8 person household:      $93,260

Each Additional Person $9440
*The levels above reflect 2022 Federal Poverty Levels