2022 Year-in-Review: Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative
December 21, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

2022 was a banner year for CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative. CEG awarded $200,000 to 23 community-based organizations and service providers across nine states and DC. Over 40 percent of awardees were BIPOC-led organizations.

Estación de Bomberos Humacao. Photo Credit: Solar Responders
Solar+Storage Supports Emergency Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona
November 28, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

CEG checked in with our partners to better understand how solar+storage systems, installed in critical community facilities in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, performed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Solar array at Via Mobility Services. © Via Mobility Services.
The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Nonprofits Seeking Solar+Storage
August 18, 2022 by Marriele Mango

The Investment Reduction Act will significantly influence nonprofits seeking to develop solar PV and solar+storage solutions in low-income communities by removing barriers to accessing significant federal tax incentives.

Photo Credit: Footprint Project
Resilient Power for Emergency Operations: Freeing First Responders from the Burden of Unreliable Backup Power
May 31, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

In recent years, emergency responders have found both stationary solar+storage – systems installed in a particular facility – and mobile units – solar+storage systems that can be transported to different communities on a trailer – valuable in the event of a disaster and corresponding power outage.

Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review
December 21, 2021 by Marriele Mango

At the end of each year Clean Energy Group assesses our largest regrant program, the Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund. This year-in-review blog overviews projects, successes, lessons learned and goals for the new year.

Build Louisiana Back Resilient
November 16, 2021 by Logan Atkinson Burke, Marriele Mango

Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system. It’s time for Louisiana leadership to prioritize resilient solutions over continued fossil-fuel investment.

Solar array of Maycroft Apartments. Photo Credit: New Partners Community Solar
Solar+Storage for Critical Services Providers: Barriers and Opportunities
April 28, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

To gain more insight into the barriers of implementing solar+storage in under-served communities, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers working in low-income communities.

Resilient Power Project 2020: A Year-End Review
December 21, 2020 by Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore

Despite the headwinds of the past year, Clean Energy Group and our partners have been able to make great strides in strengthening the energy resilience of frontline communities through our continuing work on the Resilient Power Project.

Rebuild Louisiana More Resilient
November 30, 2020 by Marriele Mango

Within a two-month period this year, Louisianans were pummeled by three hurricanes. After each disaster, the vulnerability of Louisiana’s energy infrastructure was abundantly clear.

The Same Communities Reeling from COVID-19 are Hit Hardest by Utility Disconnects and Power Outages – Resilient Power Can Help
September 29, 2020 by Marriele Mango

This year, those responsible for maintaining public health and safety face a new and unprecedented challenge: how to protect communities when a power outage coincides with COVID-19.