The plan includes programs that will expand access to community solar in subsidized housing areas and households that receive federal assistance to pay utility bills. While a lot of homeowners say they want solar power, just 6 percent have solar installed, as upfront cost remains a big barrier, especially for lower-income households. Just 14 percent of the solar-equipped households in the US had annual incomes less than $50,000, according to the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The administration says expanding community solar to these homes will save as many as 4.5 million families an average of 10% per year on electricity.  (The Verge, The Hill, Business Insider, Washington Times)