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.

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.

Battery Energy Storage Market: Commercial Scale, Lithium-ion Projects in the U.S.
October 27, 2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This slide deck presents the results of data collection on the commercial-scale li-ion battery energy storage market. This information was collected to inform the inputs and assumptions for NREL’s solar + storage optimization modeling in FY17.

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.

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.

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.