Publications Library


Here you will find Clean Energy Group’s reports and case studies, as well as some third-party publications that may be of interest. All of these publications are listed in chronological order, with the most recent publications first.

How to use the Publications Library

Use the filters on the right-hand side of the page to search for specific materials. You can filter by project, publication type, relevant technologies, and by publication year. You can also search by keyword. The keyword search will pick up words from the title, description and data fields of each resource.

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Project Overview: McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project
October 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.

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Does Energy Storage Fit in an RPS?
July 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.

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Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities
June 2016 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

This series of energy storage procurement guidance documents for municipalities was originally produced to support Massachusetts Department of Energy’s Community Clean Energy Resilience Initiative awardees in energy storage procurement; however, these materials offer useful information for other municipalities to consider as they develop solicitations for resilient, energy storage projects.

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Closing the California Clean Energy Divide
May 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.

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U.S. Department of Energy Regional Resource Centers Report: State of the Wind Industry in the Regions
March 2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) provide unbiased wind energy information to communities and decision makers to help them evaluate wind energy potential and learn about wind power’s benefits and impacts in their regions. The RRCs have identified a wide array of market challenges that continue to hinder wider-scale deployments of wind technologies. This document summarizes the status and drivers for U.S. wind energy development on regional and state levels.

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Comments in Response to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2015-70 Request for Comments on Definitions of Section 48 Property
February 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.

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Solar+Storage Project Checklist
January 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.

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Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost
October 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.

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Resilient Power Case Study Series: Fuel Cells for Resilient Power
October 2015 by Sarah Galbraith

This case study series covers several examples of fuel cells used in resilient power systems.

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Energy Storage and Electricity Markets: The value of storage to the power system and the importance of electricity markets in energy storage economics
August 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.

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