Environment, Social Investment Practice
This public comment letter, penned jointly by Kresge and the Schmidt Family Foundation, emphasizes the need for community scaffolding and infrastructure investments to realize an equitable distributed solar system at scale. Investments are needed quickly in local organizations, pre-existing and de novo, to ensure that Puerto Rican entities and people continue leading the way toward a green and more resilient island. People and organizations in Puerto Rico need unbiased information and building assessments and protections from extractive models and predatory business plans. Organizations focused on providing equitable access to technology and financing need capital injections to scale their offerings.