McKnight Lane: A Rural Low-Income Resilient Solar+Storage Housing Project

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This webinar introduced the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, which redeveloped a defunct and abandoned mobile home park in Waltham, Vermont with 14 high-efficiency, net-zero modular homes. The webinar focused on the inclusion of solar and battery storage in these modular rental units, which will allow them to island from the grid and operate independently during a grid outage. During normal operating conditions, when the grid is functioning, the local utility will draw on the batteries to reduce its operating costs; the tenants will receive resilient power for free.

Guest Speakers:

  • Peter Schneider, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
  • Olaf Lohr, Sonnen
  • Elise Shanbacker, Addison County Community Trust

Read more about the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project at:

This webinar was a presentation of Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at