A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities
February 1, 2017 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders

This report, commissioned by The Kresge Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and The JPB Foundation, identifies market barriers to deploying solar+storage technologies in low-income markets, and proposes more than 50 grant and investment opportunities that socially minded investors can use to target those barriers.

Comments in Response to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2015-70 Request for Comments on Definitions of Section 48 Property
February 11, 2016 by Nate Hausman, Seth Mullendore

The IRS recently issued a notice, 2015-70, for comments on how the federal investment tax credit (ITC) should cover solar and storage systems. Clean Energy Group submitted comments that strongly support the eligibility of storage under the ITC.

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost
October 14, 2015 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Seth Mullendore

This report concludes that with the right market structures and incentives, solar+storage systems can provide a positive economic return on par with energy efficiency or stand-alone solar.

Fixed Income Investing in Climate Solutions: Green Bond Opportunities for Philanthropic Foundations
June 23, 2015 by Christi Electris, David Roswell, Joshua Humphreys

Clean Energy Group, Confluence Philanthropy, and Croatan Institute have jointly release the first ever study on the role of green bonds in foundation portfolios.

Ramp Up Resilient Power Finance: Bundle Project Loans Through a Warehouse Facility to Achieve Scale
January 28, 2015 by Robert Sanders

This report outlines a new clean energy finance model for many resilient power systems to protect vulnerable communities and critical infrastructure from severe weather events.

What Investors Want: How to Scale-Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds
December 9, 2014 by Joshua Humphreys, Robert Sanders

Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute have released the first comprehensive study of U.S. institutional investors’ appetite for green bonds.

Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions
October 30, 2014 by Robert Sanders

This paper describes financing tools that can be used to implement projects and that will attract private capital on highly favorable terms, thereby reducing the cost of solar and resilient power installations.

CE+BFI Releases Financing Model Document on Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
May 20, 2014 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

CE+BFI examines Qualified 501(c)(3) bonds as a mechanism for communities with 501(c)(3) organizations seeking to undertake significant clean energy projects.

Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
April 16, 2014 by Devashree Saha, Lew Milford, Mark Muro, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

Clean Energy Group, the Brookings Institution and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have just released a new paper on a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment: state and local bond finance.

Anatomy of the Deal – NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bonds
September 6, 2013 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

NYSERDA recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York program. This bond issuance marks a monumental accomplishment for the clean energy and bond finance industries.