|Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing
May 17, 2017 by Seth Mullendore, Wayne Waite
A new analysis finds that energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar.
|Resilient Power Leadership Initiative Grant Awards
March 28, 2017 by Clean Energy Group
Seven community-based nonprofits and affordable housing developers have been selected to receive grants from Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Leadership Initiative, to build their organizational capacity on the benefits of solar+storage technologies.
|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 to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Regarding Policies to Encourage the Cost-Effective Deployment of Energy Storage Systems
January 30, 2017 by Lew Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul - et al.
Clean Energy Group, in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists and Acadia Center, submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in round 2 of stakeholder comments in support of its decision to adopt targets for energy storage utility procurement,.
|Comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Regarding Whether to Adopt Targets for a Utility Energy Storage Mandate
December 21, 2016 by Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean Energy Group submitted these comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in support of its consideration to adopt targets for a binding energy storage utility procurement mandate.
|Project Overview: McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project
October 18, 2016 by Clean Energy Group
This fact sheet provides an overview of the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project in Waltham, Vermont. It is the first in the nation to provide net-zero affordable housing with resilient solar+storage technology for rural tenants.
|Does Energy Storage Fit in an RPS?
July 29, 2016 by Ed Holt, Todd Olinsky-Paul
This is an updated version of a report originally published in 2014. This paper explores the question of how states, which have taken the lead in promoting clean energy through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), could facilitate increased deployment of energy storage.
|Closing the California Clean Energy Divide
May 19, 2016 by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Group
This economic analysis indicates that pairing solar PV with battery storage systems can deliver significant electricity bill savings for California affordable housing residents and property owners.
|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.
|Solar+Storage Project Checklist
January 26, 2016 by Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore
The Solar+Storage Project Checklist was designed to help cities or developers assess whether solar storage battery systems make sense for their buildings.