News Release: Clean Energy Group Announces $1 Million in Grants to Advance Solar+Storage in Underserved Communities (September 2021)
“Jubilee Housing expresses its gratitude to Clean Energy Group for their grant, which not only allowed the organizations to create a first of its kind Resiliency Center at the Maycroft Apartments, but most importantly is channeling the benefits of solar+storage to low-income housing residents – who most severely feel the impact of energy outages.”
“Developing such resiliency solutions is at the forefront of the nation’s affordable housing and renewable energy dialogues, and should be a model for others. Clean Energy Group was a key partner in developing and implementing this important proof-of-concept project.”
“With our Technical Assistance Fund grant, our small grassroots non-profit was able to hire a local consultant to work with us on finding a low-budget solar+storage system for our small food hub in a rural community highly impacted by Hurricane María. “
“Clean Energy Group helped complete feasibility studies for two solar-plus-battery storage projects and continues to be a key partner as we move towards implementation. These projects will bring resilient power solutions to critical facilities in the Providence communities that need them most and we are grateful to have CEG’s support and expertise.”
“In serving our local tribal community, it is critical that we implement strategies that provide environmental and cultural resource protection and emergency response during wildfires and power outages. The grant facilitated support from local government officials and partnership organizations for the museum to become a designated resilience hub and generated capital funding from multiple federal and private sources.”
“From our first meeting, the CEG team has been supportive and provided guidance and resources to see us through the completion of a feasibility study to where we are now, on the brink of the actual solar PV installation. In addition, CEG has given us the opportunity to learn from and share our experience with others embarking on the solar+storage journey. We are fortunate to be in partnership with Clean Energy Group.”
TAF RECIPIENT PROFILES
Cimarron Forestry Office (TAF Recipient 2018)
The Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) of New Mexico ensured one of its remote District Forestry Offices would be able to communicate with emergency services during a wildfire event by installing solar+storage. Read a full project profile here.
Via Mobility Services (TAF Awardee 2016)
A leading nonprofit mobility services provider and emergency second responder in Boulder, CO invested in resilient power upgrades to power critical transportation services for vulnerable populations during an outage. Read a full project profile here.
Rancho Verde Apartments (TAF Awardee 2017)
The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura invested in resilient power upgrades for an affordable housing development catering to farmworker households to provide emergency backup power during an outage. Read a full project profile here.
Hartley Nature Center (TAF Awardee 2016)
Spurred by historic flooding, the City of Duluth, MN installed solar+storage to provide emergency backup power during severe weather events at a city-owned nature and community learning center. Read a full project profile here.
Vieques Emergency Management (TAF Awardee 2018)
The island of Vieques, PR had its grid infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The Vieques Oficina Municipal para el Mangejo de Emergencias (OMME) office in now prepared for frequent outages thanks to a solar+storage powered emergency management trailer. Read a full project profile here.
Boulder Housing Partners (TAF Awardee 2016)
The largest affordable housing provider in Boulder, CO installed a solar+storage system in their headquarters to ensure they could continue to coordinate services for residents during an outage. Read a full project profile here.
Read full profiles of all of these projects on the Featured Resilient Power Installations page.
Banner photo courtesy Resonant Energy