How Utilities Can Bring Storage to Scale in Massachusetts

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

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.
Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Ocean Planning for Offshore Wind Development

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Hartley Nature Center in Duluth Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Ecolibrium3.

Resilient Solar+Storage at Nature Center Improves Community and Economic Security

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

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.”