|Connecticut Powers into the Lead with Breakthrough Customer Battery Program
August 23, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.
|Five Months into the Biden Administration: A Whirlwind of Federal Action on Offshore Wind
June 29, 2021 by Georgena Terry
To date, the Biden Administration has taken a variety of actions to accelerate offshore wind development. Federal agencies have identified new wind energy areas, facilitated environmental review for projects, and supported additional research. Activities abound on the east, west, and gulf coasts.
|Offshore Wind Solicitations Address Equity
March 15, 2021 by Georgena Terry
Energy equity has become an increasing priority at both the national and state levels. As offshore wind moves into a major development phase, ensuring that it advances energy equity and environmental justice is essential.
|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.
|New York State announces second offshore wind solicitation for up to 2,500 MW of projects
August 28, 2020 by Val Stori
New York State issued its second offshore wind solicitation for 1,700 MW up to 2,500 MW—the largest such solicitation in the United States.
|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.
|Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Set the Stage for Further Clean Energy Development
August 6, 2018 by Warren Leon
In December 2016, Rhode Island became home to North America’s first offshore wind farm with the successful installation and operation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.
|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.