Solar Works, a nonprofit focused on solar energy, has awarded $2.7 million to a group of California communities that are in need of energy-efficient solar panels.
Solar Works announced the grant Monday, which will be used to purchase panels and install them at local schools.
The group will use the money to purchase a solar energy kit that can be used for training and education.
“The goal is to get people to be able to get a solar panel to put on their roof, because the panels cost so little,” said Sarah Nix, a spokeswoman for Solar Works.
“We’re just going to get them to understand how much solar they can get on their own roof.”
Solar Works has been working to provide the equipment for the Solar Works Kit since 2016.
The nonprofit is also providing grants to local solar businesses, and it is currently working with community leaders to establish a solar program.
The goal is that, by 2019, all California households will have access to at least a 20-percent energy savings through solar energy.