Featured Resilient Power Installations

The following featured installations represent the kind of projects Clean Energy Group is advocating for and helping to support through our Resilient Power Project. While all of the installations are unique in their design and implementation, each enhances the resiliency of a community through the use of clean energy technologies.

For a brief overview of several of these innovative resilient power projects, download a 2-page pdf overview here.

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Community Microgrid

  • McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

    A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country. Solar+storage systems at each of the 14 single-family units will provide low-income tenants with backup power and zero energy costs.

  • Maycroft Apartments

    Jubilee Housing’s Maycroft Apartments is the first affordable housing development in the District of Columbia to fully power a resiliency center through solar PV paired with a battery storage system (solar+storage).

    Photo of Herb Stevens
  • Marcus Garvey Apartments

    As part of the first energy storage microgrid at an affordable housing property in New York City, a new battery system will store electricity from solar panels, a fuel cell, and the grid to cut power costs, improve grid reliability, and provide backup power during extended outages.

  • Imperial Valley Residential Solar+Storage

    This energy storage pilot program is expected to double the savings that could have been achieved by solar alone, reducing each household’s electricity bill by nearly 50%.

  • 2500 R Street Community Development

    Pacific Housing’s 2500 R Street zero net energy community development project in Sacramento, CA has demonstrated the value of solar+storage for affordable housing.

  • Hartley Nature Center

    With a strong commitment to green building and renewable energy, an educational facility installed a battery storage system to compliment an existing solar PV array in order to provide backup power during power outages and serve as a community shelter.

    Hartley Nature Center in Duluth Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Ecolibrium3.
  • Stafford Hill Solar Farm and Microgrid

    This utility-scale solar+storage microgrid designed to provide valuable grid services to a Vermont utility and supply emergency power to a nearby emergency shelter at Rutland City High School.

  • Sterling Municipal Light Department Energy Storage System

    A new solar+storage project will provide vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. The system will be able to provide emergency backup power to critical facilities in the event of a grid outage, and provide electricity cost savings to ratepayers.

  • Tish Non Community Center

    This wind+solar+storage system is the first renewable hybrid microgrid installed by a California tribe.

  • Chemehuevi Community Center

    A solar+storage microgrid provides emergency shelter during grid outages for residents of the Chemehuevi Reservation.

  • Hopewell Valley Central High School

    A solar+storage system integrates solar power to the grid and allows school to serve as a warming/cooling station during power outages.

  • North Putnam Schools

    North Putnam Schools in rural Indiana added battery storage to complement an existing solar array, providing positive cash flow in the project’s first year plus backup power for an emergency shelter during outages.

  • Scripps Ranch Microgrid

    A community facing periodic outages developed this solar+storage system by utilizing existing renewable solar generation resources to create a resilient power system with the ability to seamlessly transition from the electric grid to local microgrid to power an emergency shelter and communications center.

  • Gardner Community Center

    The Gardner Community Center added energy storage to its existing rooftop solar array to create a solar+storage system capable of supporting the facility’s critical services to serve as a public shelter during power outages.

  • SunSmart Emergency Shelters Program

    Florida’s SunSmart E-Shelter Program has equipped more than 100 public schools with small solar+storage systems to keep lights and electrical outlets operating during a grid-disrupting natural disaster.

  • McAlpine Creek Demonstration Project

    Duke Energy test project to design a replicable model for solar+storage microgrids to reduce operating costs and support critical facilities, in this case a fire station, during power outages.

  • American Samoa Island Community Microgrid

    An isolated island installed a community-wide solar+storage microgrid to provide clean, reliable power for critical services, businesses, and residences.

  • Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant

    This New Jersey wastewater treatment plant uses solar+storage to keep untreated wastewater from entering local waterways during extended power outages.

  • Cimarron Forestry Office

    This solar+storage system installed at the Cimarron Foresty Office is comprised of a 10.62kW solar array and 8-kilowatts / 16-kilowatt-hour lead acid battery storage system for backup power for critical loads.

    Cimarron Battery Storage System

For more information about resilient power projects in the U.S., see our Resilient Power Project Map.