Resilient Power Project

Resilient Power Project

To reduce impacts and dangers of power outages in communities now and in the future, the Resilient Power Project works to provide technology and policy solutions to address three challenges: Community Resiliency, Climate Adaptation, and Climate Mitigation.

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The Resilient Power Project, a joint initiative of Clean Energy Group and Meridian Institute, is focused on accelerating market development of resilient, clean energy solutions for affordable housing and critical community facilities in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Project is targeted to the deployment of solar PV combined with energy storage (solar+storage) – to power essential services during extended power outages and to reduce the economic burden of energy costs in vulnerable communities. The goal is to further clean energy equity by ensuring that all communities have access to the economic, health, and resiliency benefits that solar and energy storage technologies can provide.

Clean Energy Group’s role in this process is to inform, coordinate, and assist in the planning and implementation of resilient power projects in underserved communities, in both rural and urban areas, across the country. In addition to providing program guidance to policy makers and technical assistance to developers and community organizations, we also prepare reports and analysis on resilient power programs and projects, clean energy finance tools, and best practices.

In order to assist in the process of building stronger, more secure communities through resilient power, Clean Energy Group has compiled many of these resources into Resilient Power Toolkits. The community services and affordable housing toolkits are designed to make information on resilient power easily accessible. Each toolkit contains links to reports, webinars, presentations, and other educational resources to give organizations the information needed to understand how resilient power works and how communities can deploy solar+storage to increase resiliency, reduce energy costs, and improve public health.

Clean Energy Group welcomes you to the Resilient Power Project and encourages you to explore the information provided in tabs above for our Toolkits, Publications, Webinars, Blog, Newsletters, FAQs, Project Map, and Featured Installations.

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Latest Blog Posts

Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage

The little town of Sterling, MA is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.
Marcus Garvey Village solar array. Photo courtesy of L+M Development Partners, Inc.

Bringing the Benefits of Solar+Storage to Low-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has published a new report to help state and municipal energy agencies support the development of solar+storage in LMI communities.
Photo Credit: LINC Housing - Mosaic Gardens at Monterey Park, CA

Resilient Power Leadership Grants Help Low-Income Communities Access Solar+Storage Solutions

Clean Energy Group announces grant recipients in a pilot program to increase community-based organizations’ implementation of resilient power technologies.
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