Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage
April 14, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

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
March 31, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

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
March 30, 2017 by Maria Blais Costello

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

Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities
February 2, 2017 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders

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
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.

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.

Vermont Affordable Housing Development Sets New Standard for Resilient, Zero-Energy Homes
November 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

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.

Sterling, Massachusetts Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage System
October 12, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The town of Sterling, Massachusetts will celebrate its Municipal Light Department’s new energy storage system with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.

Hartley Nature Center in Duluth Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Ecolibrium3.
Resilient Solar+Storage at Nature Center Improves Community and Economic Security
September 22, 2016 by Sarah Galbraith

Solar+storage proved to be a win-win solution to meet Hartley Nature Center’s goals of providing backup power for a community emergency shelter, while also reducing electricity costs and providing public education.

Massachusetts Goes All-In on Energy Storage
September 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The next wave of clean energy policy making will be more focused on energy storage, as evidenced by the release this week of the long-awaited Massachusetts energy storage report, titled “State of Charge.”