|COVID-19 and Resilient Power
March 30, 2020 by Marriele Mango
As we evaluate and re-evaluate the undoubtedly substantial and lasting impacts COVID-19 will have on our work and the work of our partners across the country moving forward, it is more evident than ever that resilient power is a critical component to improving health outcomes in the event of a crisis like the world is currently experiencing.
|The Battery Storage Appliance
March 11, 2020 by Seth Mullendore
Are batteries the next must-have gadget for your home? A new housing development in Utah may serve as a model for how to make this prediction a reality.
|Oregon Invests in Resilient Energy
February 25, 2020 by Marriele Mango
In Oregon, resilient power is increasingly being recognized as an emergency preparedness and mitigation tool as state leaders and emergency managers prepare for the next Cascadia event, an anticipated magnitude 9.0 earthquake to occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault line which stretches from Canada’s Vancouver Island to Northern California.
|Financing Resilient Power: Expanding Solar+Storage Solutions to Communities on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis
January 30, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
Recognizing the devastating impact of power outages on historically underserved communities, The Kresge Foundation and Clean Energy Group began a collaborative process to discuss the need for a comprehensive financing strategy to bring solar+storage systems to affordable housing and critical community facilities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
|California Proposes Major Policy Shift in Support of Energy Resilience
December 17, 2019 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
Battery storage has become a key resilience technology in California, reflected in a major policy shift on the use of state incentives.
|New Orleans is ready for resilient power
December 9, 2019 by Marriele Mango
If you live in New Orleans, you know how often the electricity goes out. Advisers hired by the New Orleans City Council found that, between June 2016 and May 2017, there were a total of 2,599 outages and roughly half lasted two hours or more.
|Energy Storage is Failing to Reach Those Most in Need: Policy Can Help
November 21, 2019 by Seth Mullendore
Energy storage capacity installed this year is expected to top 600 megawatts, more than double the amount of storage deployments in 2018, and annual deployment numbers are forecast to increase another sevenfold over the next five years. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of these storage installations have been developed to the benefit of underserved populations most in need of the economic and resiliency benefits that storage can provide.
|California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage
November 7, 2019 by Lewis Milford
The devastating California wildfires and related power outages are already leading to new approaches to energy resiliency that rely on battery storage technologies. This past week, a new model has emerged to accelerate the adoption of solar and storage systems for resilient power.
|Preventative Shutoffs are Resulting in a Medical Crisis: Resilient Power Can Help
October 29, 2019 by Marriele Mango
This month millions of people lost power in California. The blackouts were not due to a natural disaster, but rather the result of utilities, primarily Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), intentionally suspending power to hundreds of thousands of customer accounts in across California. Battery storage and solar PV could provide reliable backup power for those affected by the outages.
|It’s Time for a More Resilient Florida
September 30, 2019 by Marriele Mango, Zelalem Adefris
Despite not sustaining a direct hit, Hurricane Dorian still left parts of Florida flooded and over 170,000 people without power. In the past, a single extreme weather event has left hundreds of thousands of people in Florida without power, in some cases for more than a week.