BRIEFING PAPER FIVE OF BLACK, BROWN AND GREEN
Black, Brown and Green, a program of the Center for Social Inclusion, explores the economic opportunities and hurdles facing green business models serving communities of color. Black Brown and Green will offer resources to help communities and companies identify their needs and develop a strategy to enter the Green Energy Sector.
Policy makers, investors and stake holders need a firm grasp of business structures that protect community control and provide ownership opportunities. They need strategies for raising the right type and levels of capital, and they need knowledge of accessible technology.
Businesses and communities must lay a foundation for future success, one that strengthens individual and community prospects today. The fifth paper in our series, Solar Energy Generation at the Community Level, explores factors influencing solar energy production today, from environmental conditions and economic changes to current policy and available technology.