Pinellas County Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities & Communities

Hank Hodde, Karim Molina-Oyola, 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 isa 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. Pinellas County applied the Clear Sky Decision Support Toolkit to improve interagency coordination and gather data to analyze solar + storage projects for its critical facilities. This case study examines energy resilience strategies for the Pinellas County Solid Waste-to-Energy Plant. The Toolkit's modular assessment process developed institutional capacity and knowledge within the county and will assist in the research and application of future solar energy projects.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Pinellas County, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-7A40-90003


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


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