CEF’s  Grow Solar program supports residents and small businesses through the entire process of site assessment, financing options, expedited permitting, installation and interconnect agreements.  In 2013 CEF is developing a community solar program that will allow renters, people with homes that are poor solar sites and people able to invest as little as $500-$1,000 to participate in owning clean energy through installations located on local businesses, places of worship, schools, non-profits or other local institutions. CEF piloted three 15-25 kW solar projects in 2012.