|The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Charger 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.
|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.
|2021 In Review: Signposts for a Fossil-Free Future
January 11, 2022 by Shelley Robbins
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.
|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Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system.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.
|Connecticut Powers into the Lead with Breakthrough Customer Battery Program
August 23, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.
|South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage
July 28, 2021 by Shelley Robbins
As states and the federal government take steps to transition away from fossil fuel generation, it is important to pay attention to recent clean energy developments in states where energy legislation has historically been less proactive, and the traditional integrated utility monopoly model has held influence over the policymaking decision process.
|Outages and outrages: The fossil fuel industry exploits blackout fears
May 27, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Lewis Milford
How can we protect vulnerable people when the power goes out? Getting it right will be a key energy equity test for the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan.
|The Lesson of Texas – And a New Program States Can Use to Quickly Fund the Distributed Energy Storage Solution
February 19, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury – they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe.
|Affordable Housing Developers See the Benefits of Solar+Storage, But Still Face Obstacles to Implementation
January 12, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan
Clean Energy Group recently surveyed affordable housing stakeholders to assess what’s holding solar+storage projects back.