Solar Uniting Neighbors (SUN) is a program of Prosperity Indiana to provide access to solar energy technology to Indiana communities at highly competitive prices, in a simple, easy process while providing information and limited funding to qualifying community organizations within the Duke Energy service territory.
Our program will focus on helping to provide solar technology to organizations that serve low income residents through project funding. SUN funding recipients must be Duke Energy customers. The funding portion of this program is provided by a settlement agreement reached between Duke Energy Indiana, Citizens Action Coalition, Save the Valley, Sierra Club, Valley Watch, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the Duke Industrial Group, and Nucor Steel. Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED), dba Prosperity Indiana, was named in the settlement agreement as the administrator of the funds. Funding is available, via the settlement, for the purchase and installation of solar installations of less than 0.5MW for community, educational, religious, and nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals in the Duke Energy Indiana service territory.
How do I participate?
Community, educational, religious, and nonprofit organizations that serve low income populations and are customers of Duke Energy are eligible for limited SUN funding. If you believe your organization qualifies, please download and complete the application to apply for funding. Applications are due July 14, 2017.
Funding recipients will be announced and funds will be distributed to awardees in late August. Project installations will begin in early September.
Visit our FAQs for more information and additional resources.
Watch for an overview of the SUN program and for additional information about the funding application.
Director of Sustainability, Allyson Mitchell, explains the SUN program in the most recent Ways and Means podcast. Listen for detailed information about the SUN funding application process.