Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage

The little town of Sterling, MA is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.
Marcus Garvey Village solar array. Photo courtesy of L+M Development Partners, Inc.

Bringing the Benefits of Solar+Storage to Low-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has published a new report to help state and municipal energy agencies support the development of solar+storage in LMI communities.
Photo Credit: LINC Housing - Mosaic Gardens at Monterey Park, CA

Resilient Power Leadership Grants Help Low-Income Communities Access Solar+Storage Solutions

Clean Energy Group announces grant recipients in a pilot program to increase community-based organizations’ implementation of resilient power technologies.

Floating Offshore Wind - Which Coast Will Have It First?

As floating wind nears commercialization, the technology’s potential role in reducing costs for projects in deep waters has become increasingly attractive in numerous markets.

Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities

At the end of 2016, the clean energy trade press was filled with upbeat stories about various renewable energy technology breakthroughs, cost reductions, and tipping points. But, if there’s one energy problem we did not solve last year, it is equity.

Time-of-Use Means It’s Time for Storage

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.

How Utilities Can Bring Storage to Scale in Massachusetts

In the same way that states have led the policy support for wind and solar technologies, they are now leading the way on energy storage. A model for states to look to when crafting energy storage policy is Massachusetts.

Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Auction

Last Friday, after a day and a half of auction proceedings, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared Statoil Wind US LLC as the provisional winner of its New York Wind Energy Area lease sale.
Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Ocean Planning for Offshore Wind Development

In the coming days, Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind project, will be delivering electricity to the grid.

Vermont Affordable Housing Development Sets New Standard for Resilient, Zero-Energy Homes

The McKnight Lane Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont is doing what no affordable housing project has done before: It is offering rural, low-income tenants zero-energy, single-family housing that also includes resilient solar energy storage systems.