Aris Off-Grid Lighting Program
As part of the Community of the Future Initiative, ComEd partnered with Aris Renewable Energy, Chicago Housing Authority, and Chicago Public Schools to install off-grid, remote powered lighting units in the Bronzeville Community to provide safety in underlit/underserved areas, and to educate the community on renewable generation, energy storage, and grid resiliency. These off-grid, hybrid LED street lights, or RPUs, consist of five key components: a steel pole, an LED lamp, a wind turbine, a solar panel, and an energy storage unit. These off-grid installations provide wonderful teaching opportunities to educate students. NEED is proud to partner with ComEd to provide the curriculum materials for this “powerful” program!