Connecticut Health Resilience
Protecting Connecticut’s most vulnerable, electricity-dependent residents by assisting affordable housing developers in developing solar and battery storage.
The goal of this initiative is to understand the investment needed in climate smart technology, including backup power and stable indoor temperature, to enable deployment of technologies to increase resilience of affordable housing residents relying on home medical devices for their health.
Clean Energy Group serves as the technical partner of Connecticut Green Bank to build resilient power awareness – solar paired with battery storage (solar+storage) - for affordable housing providers, including overviewing how resilient power can support public health in the event of an outage and discussing eligible incentive programs like the CT Energy Storage Solutions program. CEG provides project-specific technical assistance to conduct solar+storage feasibility assessments and weatherization audits, including a deep-dive into how resilient power can support electricity-dependent residents. The feasibility assessments are informed by the actual experience of electricity-dependent tenants through a research and survey initiative being led by the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health and Operation Fuel.
Who We Serve
CEG provides technical assistance support to multifamily affordable housing properties with five units or more across Connecticut. The initiative is primarily focused on low-income and environmental justice communities designated as Justice40 Communities by the federal government.
Provided education to dozens of affordable housing partners as to the benefits of resilient solar+storage for vulnerable residents.
Supported 7 affordable housing developers in receiving solar+storage feasibility assessments.
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Meet Our Team
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