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.
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.
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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.
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