|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.
|Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities
March 13, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has produced a new report for states and municipalities on solar+storage for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The report explains how solar+storage can benefit LMI residents and describes a variety of policy tools for doing so.
|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.
|Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa
September 28, 2016 by Clean Energy States Alliance
This is a Spanish translation of CESA’s 2015 publication, “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs.”
|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.
|Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities
June 30, 2016 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance
Templates, a checklist, and other guidance for developing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for resilient energy storage projects, both at the utility-scale and behind-the-meter.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Energy Storage and Electricity Markets: The value of storage to the power system and the importance of electricity markets in energy storage economics
August 12, 2015 by Seth Mullendore
Despite the fact that energy storage technologies have the capacity to benefit every segment of the power system, from generation to end-use, it can still be difficult to cost effectively deploy storage across much of the U.S.