Webinar on Resilient Solar: Powering and Empowering Communities

April 5, 2018 | Webinar

Institute for Sustainable 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.

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The solar landscape is rapidly changing as new innovations emerge from communities addressing local challenges with solar. Unprecedented natural disasters, economic uncertainty, social unrest, and other risks are driving interest in resilient solar in communities across the United States. This combination of solar power generation and energy storage provides power to critical community facilities such as shelters, medical facilities, and public safety buildings when the electrical grid is down.

A new report from the Institute for Sustainable Communities showcases efforts in four cities across the U.S.—New York, Baltimore, Duluth, and San Francisco—as promising examples of how resilient solar can power, and empower, communities. These collaborative projects are demonstrating the power to profoundly improve the health, safety, and well-being of communities, particularly those who are historically underserved and often most vulnerable to disaster.

Read the report to learn more about these real-world resilient solar models, view the recorded webinar featuring leaders from these projects, and download the webinar presentation.