Clean Energy Group Blog
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 updated and expanded the Investment Tax Credit for solar and battery storage resilient power projects. This blog outlines several important changes to the ITC that could impact nonprofits.
A new year is upon us. This will be a big year for Clean Energy Group (CEG). We were founded 25 years ago, back in 1998 when solar and wind were more of a hopeful concept than the disruptive reality they have become today. Considering the events of last year, 2023 looks to be a…
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.
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.
Here we are, ten years later. A lot has changed in the energy resilience space over the past decade. Unfortunately, a lot has also remained the same.
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.
Resilient Power for Emergency Operations: Freeing First Responders from the Burden of Unreliable Backup Power
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.
Looking back at the major stories of 2021 that have the biggest implications for solar+storage, a clear theme emerged: big, centralized, dirty power failed, and smaller, cleaner, more nimble and resilient power gained traction.
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.
Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system.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.