Working to Build Back Better

Footprint displaces fossil fuel generators with solar plus storage in austere emergency and disaster recovery contexts. We help responders deploy clean technologies that both save lives now and support resilient recovery later. We partner with relief agencies interested in reducing power outages, cutting fuel costs, and improving energy access for their beneficiaries.

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On the Ground, In the Field, Where It Counts

Renewable Energy Systems

When disaster strikes, response agencies traditionally procure stand-alone diesel generators to meet critical energy needs - communications, medical services, water filtration, refrigeration, etc. Footprint offers resilient power alternatives customized for our partners’ missions. We understand that no disaster response is the same, and work to balance needs, capabilities and costs in complex recovery settings.

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Field Support

Footprint does the heavy lifting to ensure our relief partners have the right clean power system to meet their mission. We work one-on-one with responders to source, deploy and maintain renewable energy assets for critical infrastructure. While they’re busy saving lives, we ensure the lights will stay on long after the diesel convoys stop delivering.


Footprint designed clean energy for emergency services at a “leave no trace” event 115 miles away from definitive medical care. Solar panels were mounted on two standard shipping containers.

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Rampart 2016

Rampart 2016

Data-Driven Metrics

Deploying clean energy hardware is only the beginning. Footprint works with aid partners to measure the life-cycle return on investment of their sustainable recovery programs. For long-term relief operations, the cost savings alone can be striking.

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Sustainability Assurance

We benchmark impact based on our partners’ operations, logistics and finance data. We then provide tailored reports and recommendations to ultimately improve service delivery, strategic planning and fundraising.