Archive for year: 2018
|Advancing Energy Storage Technologies to Meet Clean Energy Goals in Massachusetts
July 30, 2018 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) grant program was created to jump-start the energy storage industry by piloting innovative, broadly-replicable demonstration projects with multiple value streams, thereby priming Massachusetts for increased commercialization and deployment.
|The MPRB Solar Demonstration Project: A Unique Collaboration Brings Solar to Diverse Communities
July 23, 2018 by Samantha Donalds
The MPRB Solar Demonstration Project, supported by Xcel’s Energy Renewable Energy Development Fund, installed 200 kW of solar PV in the Minneapolis parks system to model the incorporation of renewable energy into public amenities.
|Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen “Solar for All” Partnership – Bringing the Benefits of Clean Energy to LMI Communities
July 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
Connecticut’s Solar for All program addresses many of the key barriers to going solar for low-and-moderate income communities and households, including access to financing, real and perceived credit-quality issues, inability to fully realize public incentives, education gaps, and contractors’ customer acquisition strategies.
|Declining Battery Storage Costs Raise Questions About the Role of Natural Gas
July 17, 2018 by Seth Mullendore
Batteries are beginning to complete head-to-head with natural gas peaker plants, and they’re starting to win.
|NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Provides Funding and Technical Assistance to Support Local Clean Energy Development
July 5, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program helps local governments earn recognition and grant funding to demonstrate their clean energy leadership and to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment.
|How Could Solar+Storage Benefit Your Community? Find Out for Free.
June 25, 2018 by Seth Mullendore
A new release of NREL’s free online tool allows anyone to enter in a building’s information to estimate how much solar+storage capacity would be needed to keep critical loads powered during an emergency.
|Oregon’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program: Using Tax Credits to Leverage Private Investment
June 21, 2018 by Samantha Donalds
The Oregon Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program promotes investment in and development of renewable energy projects by providing a grant up to $250,000 for businesses, organizations, public bodies, schools, nonprofits, and tribes that install and operate a renewable energy system that produces electric energy.
|Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets
June 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.
|Options for “Getting to Shore” Discussed at First U.S. Offshore Transmission Conference
June 1, 2018 by Val Stori
The opportunities and challenges of developing a cost effective, technically feasible, environmentally responsible offshore transmission network and interconnecting the offshore cables were the topics of the day at the first Offshore Wind Transmission, USA conference last week.
|Regional Cooperation Stressed at the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting
May 30, 2018 by Val Stori
On May 9th, BOEM held its Task Force Meeting for the New York Bight to present an overview of its Call for Information and Nominations, provide updates on recent developments, and seek public input.