City of Largo Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities & Communities

Laura Thomas, Cara McCown, Sara Farrar (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The Clear Sky Tampa Bay project was a 15-month collaborative research effort to support solar + storage deployment for community resilience in Florida. The Clear Sky Decision Support Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to support users in conducting solar + storage prioritization and feasibility screening assessments at critical facilities. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council worked with four local governments in the region to test and apply the Toolkit. This case study series describes how each partner government used the Toolkit and highlights key insights and lessons learned that other users could follow to replicate the process. The City of Largo used the Clear Sky Decision Support Toolkit to advance community solar + storage resilience goals by collaborating with staff across departments and disciplines and engaging with utility stakeholders. The City of Largo conducted an analysis of its Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), which processes an average of 43 million gallons of wastewater daily. Water treatment operations are both critical and energy intensive, requiring sustained energy throughout the day.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

Work performed by City of Largo, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-7A40-90007


  • case study
  • disaster
  • Florida
  • local government
  • resilience
  • solar+storage


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