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.
The Resilient Power Project, a joint initiative of Clean Energy Group and Meridian Institute, is focused on accelerating market development of resilient, clean energy solutionsfor 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 aResilient 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.
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.
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California’s energy storage incentive program has been a great success, with more than 11,000 battery storage systems installed to-date. The problem is, it’s not reaching the state’s most vulnerable communities.
https://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/Powerwall-Flickr-Arnold-de-Leon.jpg330480Clean Energy Grouphttps://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/Clean-Energy-Group-logo-275x70.pngClean Energy Group2019-09-04 10:29:332019-09-06 09:27:36California Aims to Fix Low-Income Storage Program and Deliver New Resilience Incentives
A memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development fixes a long-standing issue preventing hundreds of thousands of low-income households from realizing the financial benefits of solar.
https://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/bigstock-200003935.jpg330480Clean Energy Grouphttps://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/Clean-Energy-Group-logo-275x70.pngClean Energy Group2019-08-16 12:13:302019-08-30 15:48:09Housing Department Decision Will Bring Solar Benefits to Low-Income Households in California