Resilient Power Project

Resilient Power Project

To reduce impacts and dangers of power outages in communities now and in the future, the Resilient Power Project works to provide technology and policy solutions to address three challenges: Community Resiliency, Climate Adaptation, and Climate Mitigation.

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The Resilient Power Project, a joint initiative of Clean Energy Group and Meridian Institute, is focused on accelerating market development of resilient, clean energy solutions for affordable housing and critical community facilities in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Project is targeted to the deployment of solar PV combined with energy storage (solar+storage) – to power essential services during extended power outages and to reduce the economic burden of energy costs in vulnerable communities. The goal is to further clean energy equity by ensuring that all communities have access to the economic, health, and resiliency benefits that solar and energy storage technologies can provide.

Clean Energy Group’s role in this process is to inform, coordinate, and assist in the planning and implementation of resilient power projects in underserved communities, in both rural and urban areas, across the country. In addition to providing program guidance to policy makers and technical assistance to developers and community organizations, we also prepare reports and analysis on resilient power programs and projects, clean energy finance tools, and best practices.

In order to assist in the process of building stronger, more secure communities through resilient power, Clean Energy Group has compiled many of these resources into a Resilient Power Toolkit, designed to make information on resilient power easily accessible. The toolkit contains links to reports, webinars, presentations, and other educational resources to give organizations the information needed to understand how resilient power works and how communities can deploy solar+storage to increase resiliency, reduce energy costs, and improve public health.

Clean Energy Group welcomes you to the Resilient Power Project and encourages you to explore the information provided in tabs above for our Toolkit, Publications, Webinars, Blog, Newsletters, FAQs, Project Map, and Featured Installations.

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Maryland’s New Resiliency Program Could Serve as a Model for Other States

There’s a lot to like about the Maryland Energy Administration’s new $5 million program to support community resiliency hubs powered by solar and battery storage.
Credit: NOAA

As Hurricane Michael damages the Southeast, Puerto Rico provides lessons on resilient power

In its extraordinary drive to rebound from a historic storm, Puerto Rico’s policymakers have staked a new resilient future that their mainland colleagues would do well to follow.
Via Mobility Services Rooftop Solar Array. © Via Mobility Services.

Solar+Storage Powers Critical Community Services in Boulder, Colorado

For the City of Boulder, a September 2013 flood emphasized the need for energy resilience as critical to providing emergency services. The city partnered with two leading nonprofit services providers to demonstrate how solar+storage systems can reliably support critical loads during an outage.
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