Clean Energy Group Provides “How-To” Resources for Resilient Power Systems in Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

Clean Energy Group has launched a new website (www.resilient-power.org) with updated tools and other information to help building owners who are considering installing solar and battery storage systems in affordable housing and other community facilities.

Over the past two years, the Resilient Power Project has produced materials to help developers and city officials decide how they can use solar+storage technologies to protect vulnerable populations during power outages while providing an economic return to building owners and savings to residential tenants. The new website features various updated materials, including reports, case studies, webinar announcements and recordings, and an interactive mapping tool that tracks resilient solar+storage installations across the county.

Clean Energy Group is hosting a free webinar on February 10th to provide an update on the Resilient Power Project and review the resources and web-based tools on the redesigned website. Project Directors, Seth Mullendore, Rob Sanders, and Todd Olinsky-Paul, will also discuss the following topics:

  • The need for resilient power and why it’s important.
  • The Project’s activities related to policy, project finance, and program support for resilient power and energy storage to assist states, communities, and project developers.
  • Overview of the Project’s strategies regarding net metering, community solar+storage, residential and commercial demand charges, optimization of solar+storage systems, project finance, and energy storage opportunities across the country.

“The Resilient Power Project has shown that clean energy technologies, such as solar+storage, can provide more reliable power solutions to support those in need—the disadvantaged communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of prolonged power outages,” noted Lewis Milford, Clean Energy Group’s president. “In addition, our analysis has shown that these resilient power systems can provide significant economic benefits, such as lowering electric bills and generating revenues from providing grid services.”

“The improved website provides public officials and affordable housing stakeholders with a comprehensive set of policy and finance tools. It includes informational resources to learn about the benefits of, and best practices for, deploying solar+storage systems,” said Seth Mullendore, project director. “We will continue to update the website with new materials to keep it current and useful in this rapidly changing field.”

The February 10th webinar is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/Resilient-Power-Webinar. Clean Energy Group is also hosting a webinar on February 3rd on Financing Solar and Storage with Federal Tax Credits.

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Seth Mullendore is vice president and project director for Clean Energy Group, overseeing projects ranging from customer-sited solar and battery storage to the replacement of power plants with clean technologies. Seth works with policy makers, project developers, industry, advocates, and community and environmental justice groups to advance clean energy policies and projects, with a focus on achieving greater access to solar and battery storage technologies for disadvantaged communities. Much of his work pertains to the research and reporting of energy storage technologies, policies, and supporting market structures. Prior to joining Clean Energy Group, Seth served as a Sustainable Energy Fellow with Union of Concerned Scientists and worked with Maine Clean Communities to help advance clean transportation initiatives. Seth holds a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Southern Maine.

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