Hope Enterprise Corporation receives $94M to assist low-income families with solar power – WLBT

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Thousands of low-income families across Mississippi could soon have the funds needed to install solar panels at their homes.

On Monday, Hope Enterprise Corporation announced it had received nearly $94 million in federal funds to implement a “Solar for All Program” in Mississippi.

“This program will bring affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy to Mississippi’s hard-working families of all income levels by reducing electric bills and enabling cost savings for households while delivering climate benefits to birds and people,” said Jill Mastrototaro, Mississippi Policy Director for Audubon Delta.

“HEC has a demonstrated track record of lifting up communities across our state and Audubon is excited to support this major initiative.”

The funds come through the Inflation Reduction Act, which set aside $7 billion for the “Solar for All” program. Hope was one of 60 recipients to receive money.

Federal officials estimate the program could help save households $400 a year on electricity bills.

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