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.”

How Solar Stakeholders in California are Making Plans for the Expansion of Clean Energy in Multifamily Affordable Housing
September 19, 2016 by Clean Energy Group

The Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition prepared a joint proposal to the California PUC calling for the adoption of an integrated energy strategy combining energy efficiency, solar PV, and energy storage devices to reduce energy use and costs.

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.

US DOE, Sandia, CEG/CESA collaborate to provide municipal energy storage procurement guidance
July 13, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Although many municipalities have gained some limited experience in the area of distributed energy resources, mostly due to the success of the distributed solar industry, adding energy storage and islanding capability to the mix raises a whole new set of questions.