Bright Community Capital (BCC) is a new company founded by CEI in 2017 with a mission of driving more solar energy investments in low-income areas.
CEI believes that the impacts of climate change disproportionately affects people and communities with low incomes. By expanding the renewable energy industry, we can help transition our communities away from CO2-intensive fossil fuels while creating quality jobs for people with varying levels of education and training. BCC will select projects based on their potential to provide access to solar power for low-income people and include a workforce training targeted for people with low incomes.
Over the past 10 years the solar industry has grown at an average annual rate of 68%. This rapidly growing market provides investors with an attractive return.