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.”

How Solar Stakeholders in California are Making Plans for the Expansion of Clean Energy in Multifamily Affordable Housing

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

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.
Photo Credit: Samantha Donalds/ Clean Energy Group

Solar Consumer Protection Reflections and Resource Selections

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

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

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

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.
PHOTO CREDIT: Solar Schuyler

NY-Sun: A Multi-Faceted Roadmap for Creating a Self-Sustaining Solar Industry

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

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

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.