We provide practitioners with efficient access to high–caliber information to accelerate the transfer of promising practices and innovative solutions. Resource guides, case studies, toolkits, presentations and video are added regularly.
My Three-Year Solar Energy Journey
After three and a half years, ISC's role leading the Solar Market Pathways program is wrapping up.
Video: City and Community Approaches to Resilient Solar
For organizations, departments, and agencies interested in developing resilient solar in their community, this video shares examples of trailblazing resilient solar projects and offers tools, resources, and lessons learned to serve as a starting point for future projects.
Webinar on Resilient Solar: Powering and Empowering Communities
This webinar, which complements the publication Resilient Solar: Powering and Empowering Communities, shares the stories of trailblazing resilient solar projects in New York City, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and connects viewers to tools, resources, and lessons learned that they can put to use in their own communities.
Resilient Solar: Powering and Empowering Communities
This publication shares the stories of trailblazing resilient solar projects in New York City, Baltimore, Duluth, and San Francisco, and connects readers to tools, resources, and lessons learned that they can put to use in their own communities.
Financing Clean Energy in Your City: An Introduction to Urban Green Banks
This webinar, hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Communities and the Coalition for Green Capital, covers how green banks work and explores success stories from the nation’s leaders on green banks.
Energy Resilience in San Francisco and New York
Across the country, natural disasters and extreme weather—from wildfires in California to hurricanes along the Gulf Coast—have left communities without electricity for hours or even weeks at a time. Incidents like these have spurred cities to look more closely at how they plan for energy resilience in their emergency management preparations. Many turn to new approaches that use solar and battery storage technologies to provide greater reliability and economics than diesel generators.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office and support from the Institute for Sustainable Communities, the City and County of San Francisco and Sustainable CUNY at the City University of New York have completed in-depth feasibility studies on how to provide electricity to critical facilities like police and fire stations, hospitals, and shelters. Other communities now have the opportunity to learn from these leading cities and to use the practical tools, educational materials, and software they have developed.
New Solar Tools
The Solar Market Pathways program has generated new online tools and how-to guides to help customers, developers, local governments, universities, and other stakeholders make well-informed decisions about solar energy.
Pioneering Community Solar in Kansas City
Through the Partnership for Resilient Communities, Westside Housing is transforming a five-acre vacant lot in a predominantly Latino community into the Kansas City, MO's first community solar garden.
Hartley Solar Plus Storage
Slides from Bret Pence and Dr. Alison Hoxie's presentation, Hartley Solar Plus Storage
Implementation Challenges and Resources
Slides from Kathryn Wright and Daniella Leifer's presentation, Implementation Challenges and Resources.
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