Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Critical Facilities Serving Low-Income Communities
Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
As part of CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities Project, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers who have been involved in developing solar+storage projects. A new CEG report, Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Critical Facilities Serving Low-Income Communities, details obstacles faced by these providers in pursing solar+storage projects, and suggests potential solutions.
In this webinar, Clean Energy Group reviewed the results of the solar+storage survey. The presentation focused on highlights from the overall results, with an emphasis on responses from affordable housing developers and community service providers. Nicole Lim, Executive Director of California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC), spoke to CIMCC’s experience pursuing solar and battery storage to provide reliable backup power to the Center, which also serves as a county cooling center. CIMCC’s solar+storage effort is part of their Resilient Native Generations initiative, which seeks to expand tribal stewardship and ensure that native voices and perspectives are represented in city and county climate change planning and adaptions.
- Abbe Ramanan, Project Manager, Clean Energy Group
- Nicole Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
- Seth Mullendore, Vice President, Clean Energy Group (moderator)
This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project.