29 Oct '15, 2am

Report: Solar+Storage Can Increase Energy Resiliency in Affordable Housing

Report: Solar+Storage Can Increase Energy Resiliency in Affordable Housing

Tweet Image Credit: Wikimedia Related: Cleantech Building/Construction/Real Estate Energy/Utilities Solar combined with energy storage systems (solar+storage) can help protect vulnerable populations during power outages in multifamily affordable housing and provide an economic return to building owners, according to a new report by nonprofit Clean Energy Group . The report, Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost , stresses the need to make vulnerable populations — including seniors, disabled people and low-income families — more power resilient in the face of natural disasters. Three years ago this month, Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to over eight million people, stranding residents and threatening lives because of the lack of electricity needed to power critical services such as...

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