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Minimizing Solar Risk with Energy Storage
May 31, 2017 by Seth Mullendore

Impending changes to net metering policies and utility rates could drastically reduce the value of solar bill savings for commercial ratepayers in California. For affordable housing properties, the changes could translate into a 50 percent loss in solar savings.

Time-of-Use Means It’s Time for Storage
January 20, 2017 by Seth Mullendore

Hawaii’s time-of-use pilot program could have profound implications for the value of solar systems on the islands, and energy storage might be needed to keep those systems economic. In that story is a lesson for the country and the future of solar.

Energy Storage Is the Next Clean Energy Revolution
November 2, 2016 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.

Energy Storage for Public Health: A Smarter Way to Deploy Resources
August 22, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

It is now time to consider another key benefit of storage—public health, especially the power of energy storage to reduce pollution in marginalized communities.

Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for New York City’s Critical Infrastructure
July 18, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

New findings from NREL and CUNY provide more evidence that there may be a better, cleaner, and more economical way to protect residents when the next disaster strikes – solar+storage.

Can Reforms Shift California Program from Controversy to Energy Storage Incentive Model?
June 14, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

The California Public Utilities Commission recently proposed a few changes to California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) that may begin to reshape the program into a national model for incentivizing energy storage deployment.

Closing the Clean Energy Divide with Solar+Storage
May 19, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

The combination of solar PV and battery storage technologies is already reducing operating costs for businesses across California, but can solar+storage reduce electric bills for affordable housing as well?

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The Case for Solar+Storage Tax Credits: Clean Energy Group’s Comments to the IRS
February 16, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

The IRS recently asked for comments on how the investment tax credit (ITC) should cover solar and storage systems. Clean Energy Group’s comments, submitted a few days ago, strongly support the eligibility of storage under the ITC.

State Energy Storage Legislation: A Look Back at 2015
January 4, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

2015 was quite a year for energy storage, from Elon Musk’s Powerwall announcement to the recent gigawatt storage procurement commitment AES Energy made with LG Chem.

Resilience for Free: Protecting Vulnerable Communities
October 14, 2015 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group, through its Resilient Power Project, has released a new report analyzing the economics of resilient solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) systems for multifamily affordable housing.