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New Haven Community Solar

Clean Cheap Power for Low-Income Housing
$22,977 Raised
Ended January 14th
24 Investors

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Invest in New Haven Community Solar

Buying stock in our company gives you an ownership stake in a community solar array with contracted cash flows for 20 years.


Put your money to work making the world a better place. This investment will influence positive change in the lives of low-income residents through reduced utility bills, produce environmental and social impacts, and demonstrate  alternative investment pathways to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.


New Haven Community Solar will finance a 9.24 kW community solar project located on Button Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The lot on Button Street is the site of this year's annual Jim Vlock First Year Building Project – a partnership between the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) and Columbus House. Columbus House is a nonprofit organization based in New Haven that serves people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. Once the power purchase contracts are finalized, this project will provide Columbus House access to low-cost electricity to further their mission.


Unique among architecture schools, the Jim Vlock First Year Building Project, which began in 1967, gives Yale students an opportunity to design and build a house in an economically challenged neighborhood in New Haven. The program is mandatory for all first-year graduate students in YSoA, many who arrive at Yale with a special interest in socially responsible design.


The Button Street house, which is now substantially completed, contains two units, and will soon provide recently homeless people with a brand new home. New Haven Community Solar is a company that exists to finance solar energy projects that provide low-income residents with cheap renewable energy in a state with one of the highest electricity costs. This project aims to improve the livelihoods of the residents and minimize environmental impacts, while allowing investors to benefit.

Franz Hochstrasser


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