DCLT’s First Solar Development West Park Apartments

Developed by DCLT as a low-income housing tax credit in 1993, these townhouse-style apartment units are four of a 10-unit project on three scattered sites. Built to serve families at 45% AMI, these units still house several of the original tenants from 1993.

In 2015, DCLT was able to invest in substantial improvements to these units with a grant from the City of Durham. At the same time, DCLT was approached by NC Warn to partner on raising funds to install photovoltaic solar roof-top panels as a pilot project of ‘solar for affordable housing’.

The project was completed in October 2016 and is projected to save the tenants $1,500 per year in electricity costs.