How Utilities Can Bring Storage to Scale in Massachusetts
December 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

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.

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.

Can Storage Rescue Solar?
March 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Recently, solar advocates and industry celebrated the renewal of the federal ITC, which will continue to provide significant economic support for solar. On a state and local level, however, the outlook seems less rosy.

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Clarifying the Role of Distributed Storage in PJM
February 19, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

For a while there, PJM was looking like the promised land for behind-the-meter solar+storage vendors.

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.

Energy Storage and the Clean Power Plan
August 14, 2015 by Seth Mullendore

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its monumental Clean Power Plan last week – all 1,560 pages of it.

The Lessons Coal and Electricity Markets of the Past Can Offer Solar+Storage Markets Today
July 20, 2015 by Lewis Milford

The path to scaling up clean energy technologies like solar+storage sometimes can seem like unchartered territory.

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Clean Energy Group Proposes Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage Policies
February 4, 2015 by Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy Group has released a new report calling for more collaboration on policies to promote emerging distributed energy storage technologies.

State Efforts at Grid Modernization
November 14, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Over the past year, we have seen a number of states initiate resilient power and microgrid initiatives. But in addition, a few states have begun a process of revisioning their electric grids.

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Battery Storage and Wind Energy: The Stanford Study
October 10, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

With renewable energy costs falling and deployment rising, and resilient power a hot topic post-Sandy, it makes sense that a wonky, non-sexy technology like energy storage has stepped out of the shadows to take center stage.