Archive for year: 2015
|Energy Storage May Already Make Sense for Many Commercial Customers
May 12, 2015 by Seth Mullendore
In the wake of Tesla’s recently announced entrance into the stationary energy storage market, there has been a wave of analysis of what this might mean for residential and commercial utility customers.
|Supreme Court to Decide on Demand Response
May 4, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling by a lower court holding that FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has no jurisdiction to regulate demand response markets run by ISOs and RTOs.
|Tesla Energy—Will the Markets for Solar and Storage Include Everyone in Need?
May 1, 2015 by Lewis Milford
Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy announcement to sell an affordable, reliable battery system for solar energy storage in homes and businesses is more important than all the hyped press even suggests.
|New Jersey Leverages Markets to Support Resilient Solar+Storage Deployment
April 17, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The results of New Jersey’s Renewable Electric Storage Competitive Solicitation are in, and they are impressive.
|Solar+Storage in Schools: The No-Brainer Solution for Clean, Resilient Shelters
March 30, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Ever notice an obvious solution to a problem that nobody else seems to have picked up on? That’s what happened in Florida in 2012 when the Florida Solar Energy Center, working closely with the state energy office, began a program to equip public schools designated as community hurricane shelters with resilient solar+storage systems.
|Resilient Cell Towers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
March 23, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
When considering critical infrastructure for resilient power solutions, states and cities often tend to focus on the usual suspects: public shelters, medical facilities, transportation hubs, fueling stations, first responders, emergency management facilities.
|Solar+Storage: What It Is, How It Works, and Why Your City Needs It
March 11, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The emergence of solar power in the last decade has been impressive, with accelerating scale up and reduced costs.
|Cities and Resilient Power: A Clean Energy Solution for Climate Adaptation
March 3, 2015 by Lewis Milford
Every city should have a resilient power plan for critical public and private facilities to keep the lights on, the communication systems running, and emergency services operational when the grid goes down.
|A Call for Multi-State Collaboration for Offshore Wind
February 17, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The disappointing news that the Cape Wind Project might never be built highlights a stark conclusion: U.S. offshore wind policy isn’t working.
|New CESA Guide Explains Options for Residential Solar Financing
February 12, 2015 by Maria Blais Costello
The Clean Energy States Alliance has prepared “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing – Leases, Loans, and PPAs” that will assist homeowners in making the right decision as they weight the benefits of direct ownership versus third-party financing.