WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law announces that the Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC) has been chosen to coach teams competing in the Solar in Your Community Challenge. The selection of PECC is the latest recognition of the Center’s leadership and expertise in finding solutions to today’s complex energy and climate change challenges.
The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a new $5 million prize competition from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative that supports new solar energy project development. It aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income households; state, local, and tribal governments; and non-profit organizations. PECC will be among the coaches that support dozens of teams across the country with their technical needs, as they demonstrate innovative, scalable business and financial models that can open new solar markets that benefit these underserved communities.
“The Pace Energy and Climate Center has 27 years of expertise in working with key stakeholders to create better energy policies,” said Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director of the Center. “We are so pleased to coach teams in the Solar in Your Community Challenge and look forward to supporting these great projects.”
At the conclusion of the competition, a $500,000 grand prize will be awarded to the team that can most successfully demonstrate a scalable model to bring solar power to low and moderate income markets. Teams will also compete for an additional $500,000 in final prizes based on their achievements and their potential to scale up.
About Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, (Pace Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit http://law.pace.edu
About the Pace Energy and Climate Center
The Pace Energy and Climate Center’s mission is to protect the earth’s environment through solutions that transform the ways society supplies and consumes energy so as to mitigate climate change, minimize pollution, and enhance society’s resilience against unavoidable climate change. For more information visit http://energy.pace.edu.