Archive for year: 2016
|How Utilities Can Bring Storage to Scale in Massachusetts
December 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
In the same way that states have led the policy support for wind and solar technologies, they are now leading the way on energy storage. A model for states to look to when crafting energy storage policy is Massachusetts.
|Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Auction
December 19, 2016 by Val Stori
Last Friday, after a day and a half of auction proceedings, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared Statoil Wind US LLC as the provisional winner of its New York Wind Energy Area lease sale.
|Ocean Planning for Offshore Wind Development
December 7, 2016 by Val Stori
In the coming days, Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind project, will be delivering electricity to the grid.
|Vermont Affordable Housing Development Sets New Standard for Resilient, Zero-Energy Homes
November 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
The McKnight Lane Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont is doing what no affordable housing project has done before: It is offering rural, low-income tenants zero-energy, single-family housing that also includes resilient solar energy storage systems.
|The States’ Role in Providing Solar Information to Consumers
November 10, 2016 by Warren Leon
State governments have an increasingly important obligation and opportunity to present the public with sound, unbiased, user-friendly information on solar energy systems and financing options.
|Energy Storage Is the Next Clean Energy Revolution
November 2, 2016 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.
|Sterling, Massachusetts Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage System
October 12, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The town of Sterling, Massachusetts will celebrate its Municipal Light Department’s new energy storage system with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.
|With Steel in the Water, All Eyes Now Turned to the US Offshore Wind Market
October 7, 2016 by Val Stori
Over 400 developers, marine industries, state and federal agency representatives, environmental advocates, state representatives, and manufacturing and supply chain companies gathered in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this week at the International Partners Forum.
|Resilient Solar+Storage at Nature Center Improves Community and Economic Security
September 22, 2016 by Sarah Galbraith
Solar+storage proved to be a win-win solution to meet Hartley Nature Center’s goals of providing backup power for a community emergency shelter, while also reducing electricity costs and providing public education.
|Massachusetts Goes All-In on Energy Storage
September 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The next wave of clean energy policy making will be more focused on energy storage, as evidenced by the release this week of the long-awaited Massachusetts energy storage report, titled “State of Charge.”