|SMUD’s Energy StorageShares Program: The First Virtual Energy Storage Program in the US
September 21, 2020 by Maria Blais Costello
SMUD’s innovative Energy StorageShares program is the first virtual energy storage program in the US. StorageShares allows SMUD’s commercial customers to invest in an off-site battery storage system and enjoy energy cost savings without siting batteries at their facilities.
|The Mass Solar Loan Program: Bringing Solar Ownership to Low-Income Homeowners
August 7, 2020 by Maria Blais Costello
The Mass Solar Loan Program, launched by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in 2015, combines strategic incentives and partnerships with local banks and credit unions to increase access to solar PV financing, while creating a robust solar lending market.
|CESA Honors Six Clean Energy Programs with the 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards
June 12, 2020 by Maria Blais Costello
The 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award winners are tackling major clean energy challenges, including bringing the benefits of clean energy to low- and moderate-income communities, paving the way for large-scale offshore wind development, reducing emissions in the agricultural sector, and developing new business models for emerging technologies like energy storage.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Resilient Power Leadership Grants Help Low-Income Communities Access Solar+Storage Solutions
March 30, 2017 by Maria Blais Costello
Clean Energy Group announces grant recipients in a pilot program to increase community-based organizations’ implementation of resilient power technologies.
|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.
|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.