Energy News Today

New Orleans Community Lighthouse solar power project

Community Lighthouse Project solar power initiative launching Monday



>> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT USING SOLAR POWER TALK ABOUT POOLING RESOURCES. WE’RE TALKING SCORES OF NON-PROFITS AND CHURCHES FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA COMING TOGETHER BEFORE THE STORM TO MAKE SURE THERE IS POWER AFTER THE STORM. IT’S CALLED THE COMMUNITY LIGHT HOUSE PROJECT, AN INITIATIVE OF TOGETHER NEW ORLEANS. THE IDEA IS TO CREATE A GRID OR NETWORK OF RESILIENCE HUBS, EACH POWERED BY COMMERCIAL-SCALE SOLAR SYSTEMS WITH BACK-UP BATTERY CAPACITY, LITERALLY GENERATING POWER TO ASSIST COMMUNITIES WHEN THE POWER POLES GO DOWN. ALONGSIDE TNO, THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS FOUNDATION IS THE LEAD INVESTOR AND PARTNER ON THE PROJECT TO EVENTUALLY CREATE 85,100 HUBS. >> I CALL IT JUST A SOURCE OF REFUGE IN A TIME OF STORM, AND THAT’S WHAT HAS HAPPENED ALMOST IN EVERY STORM SINCE, THEN, THAT WE HAVE BEEN A REFUGE TO OUR COMMUNITY. HEATH: LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE, INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN TROY CARTER, MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, WILL BE JOINING 700 FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS HERE AT THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH CHURCH ON THE I-10 SERVICE ROAD IN NEW ORLEANS EAST TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON IF YOU WILL. THAT USES SOL

Community Lighthouse Project solar power initiative launching Monday

The city of New Orleans alongside churches and nonprofits will launch a new solar power initiative called the Community Lighthouse Project on Tuesday. The project has groups come together before the storm to make sure there is power after a storm. The initiative hopes to create a communitywide network of nonprofit “resilience hubs” each powered by commercial-scale solar systems with backup battery capacity. These will generate power to assist communities when power poles go down. The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the lead investor and partner of the project with a goal of creating nearly 100 hubs. Leaders from across Louisiana, including Congressman Troy Carter, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and city council members will join 700 faith and community leaders at the Household of Faith Church on the I-10 service road for a public gathering on the project at 4 p.m.

The city of New Orleans alongside churches and nonprofits will launch a new solar power initiative called the Community Lighthouse Project on Tuesday.

The project has groups come together before the storm to make sure there is power after a storm.

The initiative hopes to create a communitywide network of nonprofit “resilience hubs” each powered by commercial-scale solar systems with backup battery capacity.

These will generate power to assist communities when power poles go down.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the lead investor and partner of the project with a goal of creating nearly 100 hubs.

Leaders from across Louisiana, including Congressman Troy Carter, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and city council members will join 700 faith and community leaders at the Household of Faith Church on the I-10 service road for a public gathering on the project at 4 p.m.

Read More: New Orleans Community Lighthouse solar power project

2022-06-28 07:37:00

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy