Resilient Power: Battery storage as a home-based solution to address climate-related power outages for medically vulnerable populations
February 25, 2021 by Diana Hernández, Joan A. Casey, Marriele Mango

This paper sheds light on the increasingly relevant problem of power outages and offers a view toward a socio-technically-based solution to protect vulnerable populations and improve health outcomes in the event of an outage.

ConnectedSolutions: The New Economics of Solar+Storage for Affordable Housing in Massachusetts
February 10, 2021 by Amy Simpkins, Dr. Travis Simpkins, Geoff Oxnam, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul

An analysis of multifamily affordable housing properties in Massachusetts finds that participation in the state’s new battery storage incentive program, called ConnectedSolutions, significantly improves the financial viability of solar+storage at affordable housing developments.

ConnectedSolutions: A New State Funding Mechanism to Make Battery Storage Accessible to All
February 10, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This report aims to inform state policymakers about the structure and benefits of the ConnectedSolution battery storage program model. It summarizes barriers to scaling up distributed battery storage, explains how the ConnectedSolutions program was developed in the Northeast, and discusses why the program has been successful.

What is a Peaker Power Plant?
January 19, 2021 by Clean Energy Group

What is a peaker power plant? This short video discusses peaker power plants and the risks they pose to vulnerable communities.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Affordable Housing: A Survey of Multifamily Affordable Housing Developers
January 12, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of affordable housing owners and developers, technical services providers, and other stakeholders to assess existing market barriers. A new report summarizes the results of this survey and suggests actions to bring the benefits of solar+storage to the people who need it most.

Resilient Power Project Impacts: 2013-2020
December 16, 2020 by Clean Energy Group

This document summarizes some of the key project outcomes of the Resilient Power Project through providing information, knowledge-building support, and technical assistance to organizations working in low-income communities and communities of color across the country.

Comprendiendo Solar+Almacenamiento
December 8, 2020 by Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group ha publicado una traducción al español de una nueva guía que aborda las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la energía solar fotovoltaica y las tecnologías de almacenamiento de baterías (Solar+Almacenamiento).

Peak Coalition Letter Concerning the Astoria Replacement Project
November 19, 2020 by Clean Energy Group, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE

The Peak Coalition wrote this letter concerning serious procedural and substantive deficiencies in the Final Scoping Document for the proposed repowering of the Astoria Gas Turbine facility, a 558-megawatt gas peaker power plant located in the New York City borough of Queens.

Understanding Solar+Storage: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Solar PV and Battery Storage
October 20, 2020 by Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore

The information presented in this guide focuses primarily on customer-sited, behind-the-meter solar+storage installations, though much of the information is relevant to other types of projects as well, including storage-only projects and front-of-the-meter solar+storage projects. It is meant to serve as a starting point to establish a foundation of knowledge and understanding for individuals and organizations beginning to explore solar+storage options for their homes, businesses, or community facilities.

Financing Resilient Power Fact Sheet
September 24, 2020 by Robert Sanders

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.