Solar For Sandy & National Grid
In remembrance of Superstorm Sandy’s third anniversary in October, Global Green USA announced an innovative partnership with National Grid that will include a 1 Million dollar investment to create climate resilient disaster preparedness hubs in communities affected by Superstorm Sandy by installing advanced energy technologies. Up to five community sites will be upgraded, including the Church of God Christian Academy in Far Rockaway, Queens and the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, Long Island. The resiliency hubs will be centrally located in the community, and designed to provide emergency light, heat and power indefinitely during a crisis. The upgrades include grid-tied solar power and off-grid electric battery storage, as well as gas and electric efficiency improvements. The upgrades also have the benefit of helping to reduce monthly utility bills—a savings that can be devoted to community programs year-round.
These projects serve as the next phase in Global Green’s Solar for Sandy effort that launched in 2013 to help increase resiliency against future storms through the installation of solar systems on community hubs. This effort also supports National Grid’s Connect21 initiative, a blueprint to drive advances in America’s natural gas and electricity infrastructure – creating a more customer-centric, resilient, responsive, efficient and environmentally sound energy network to meet the needs of the 21st century.
See photos from our first site launch event.