Resilient Power Project

Building the foundation for energy resilient communities

As extreme weather and prolonged power outages become more frequent and severe, clean energy solutions – primarily solar PV paired with battery storage (solar+storage) – can provide resilient, life-saving backup power during emergencies, as well as economic and social benefits during times of regular grid operations. Through its Resilient Power Project, Clean Energy Group (CEG) accelerates the equitable deployment of solar+storage technologies in historically marginalized and underserved communities. CEG supports and promotes the advancement of inclusive resilient power investments nationwide by offering technical assistance to community-serving organizations that are exploring and developing solar+storage projects, by supporting community energy resilience capacity building, by advancing policies and programs that ensure more equitable access to solar+storage technologies, by preparing and disseminating solar+storage information and resources, and by amplifying community voices through close collaboration with partner organizations and promoting partner successes.

The communities that would most benefit from resilient power typically have had the least access to these technologies. The Resilient Power Project aims to reverse this trend by supporting the deployment of solar+storage in essential community facilities serving environmental justice communities, low-income communities, and communities of color.

The project incorporates two funding programs to support local efforts:

The Technical Assistance Fund supports community organizations, service providers, affordable housing, and first responders by providing one-on-one technical guidance and by providing funding for communities to engage technical consultants to perform solar+storage feasibility assessments at a specific facility.

The Resilient Power Leadership Initiative awards funding to nonprofit and grassroots organizations to build internal capacity around resilient power. The funding enables organizations to devote more time to their energy resilience efforts, as well as to learn more about how solar+storage can directly benefit the communities they serve.



  • Informed and guided the development and implementation of the first and most innovative resilient power programs, policies, market mechanisms, and financing initiatives in the country, unlocking hundreds of millions of dollars for resilient solar+storage development.
  • Awarded over a million dollars in funds to support solar+storage project development and capacity building in historically marginalized and under-resourced communities.
  • Assisted more than 140 community-serving organizations, municipalities, and affordable housing providers to assess the development of solar+storage projects via the Technical Assistance Fund.
  • Supported 17 community organizations, over 70 percent of which were BIPOC-led organizations, through the Resilient Power Leadership Initiative to build internal capacity around resilient power.
  • Engaged and informed thousands of stakeholders each year through development and dissemination of solar+storage and resilient power resources.


Latest Blog Posts

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What Nonprofits Need to Know about the Investment Tax Credit

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.
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Looking Back: Five Energy Equity Takeaways from 2022

Major new legislation is poised to usher in a wave of additional federal support for the clean energy transition, and many state policies, programs, and planning processes are incorporating stronger language to prioritize energy equity, but 2022 also saw the rise of false solutions and emerging battlelines as fossil-fuel interests fight to remain relevant.

2022 Year-in-Review: Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative

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.