California community solar+storage project receives $2 million grant

By Kelly Pickerel The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will assess the capabilities and financial benefits of combining solar energy with battery storage systems to provide electricity in neighborhood communities under a newly awarded $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission.
The project’s goal is to develop a reliable and cost-effective self-contained power system at Niles East Mobile Estates in Bakersfield, Calif., that can be replicated in similar communities statewide to help lower residential energy costs, curb greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions, and support the electrical distribution grid.
The mobile home park is a low-income community with 139 spaces that is in transition

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