Archive for year: 2016
|How Solar Stakeholders in California are Making Plans for the Expansion of Clean Energy in Multifamily Affordable Housing
September 19, 2016 by Clean Energy Group
The Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition prepared a joint proposal to the California PUC calling for the adoption of an integrated energy strategy for low-income housing, combining energy efficiency, solar PV, and energy storage devices to reduce energy use and costs.
|New Strides in the Residential PACE Space
September 7, 2016 by Nate Hausman
While the costs of solar photovoltaics (PV) have decreased considerably over the last decade, many customers still need long-term, low-cost financing to make going solar affordable.
|Solar Consumer Protection Reflections and Resource Selections
September 6, 2016 by Nate Hausman
While the significant opportunities for gainful enterprise in the residential PV economy signal solar market health, they have also brought consumer-focused issues to the fore. Policymakers, regulators, advocacy groups, and the solar industry are giving increasing attention to ensuring that consumers receive accurate information and ultimately have good experiences with solar energy installation.
|Offshore Wind Power: Finally Made in the USA
August 31, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
This month, construction was completed on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a 30 MW, five-turbine project located three miles off the Block Island shore.
|Offshore Wind Power on the Horizon for the Gulf of Maine
August 23, 2016 by Val Stori
As you drive through the small, bucolic town of Orono, Maine to the University of Maine’s main campus, you would not initially expect to find a world-class research center dedicated to the development of innovative advanced structures and composite materials.
|Energy Storage for Public Health: A Smarter Way to Deploy Resources
August 22, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
It is now time to consider another key benefit of storage—public health, especially the power of energy storage to reduce pollution in marginalized communities.
|NY-Sun: A Multi-Faceted Roadmap for Creating a Self-Sustaining Solar Industry
July 25, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
NY-Sun is a bold initiative that is driving New York’s solar industry and building momentum toward a sustainable, subsidy-free market by 2023.
|The New Solar Homes Partnership: Transforming California’s Housing Market
July 20, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership program is helping to make new homes in California environmentally friendly, while reducing energy bills.
|Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for New York City’s Critical Infrastructure
July 18, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
New findings from NREL and CUNY provide more evidence that there may be a better, cleaner, and more economical way to protect residents when the next disaster strikes – solar+storage.
|Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut
July 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.