Annette Osso, now the managing director of Resilient Virginia, first delved into energy projects in the 1970s.
The organizer of a recent solar training program reunited participants for the projects at a Yogaville horse stable.
“I do believe that this location was selected because we are African Americans,” says 75-year-old activist Ella Rose. “People need to know our lives count, too.”
Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is exploring a possible alliance with the New York Green Bank to finance projects.
Landlords who accept housing assistance vouchers will qualify for forgivable, city-funded efficiency loans.