|Massachusetts Goes All-In on Energy Storage
September 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
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.”
|New Strides in the Residential PACE Space
September 7, 2016 by Nate Hausman
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.
|Solar Consumer Protection Reflections and Resource Selections
September 6, 2016 by Nate Hausman
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
August 31, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
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.
|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.
|Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut
July 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.
|US DOE, Sandia, CEG/CESA collaborate to provide municipal energy storage procurement guidance
July 13, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Although many municipalities have gained some limited experience in the area of distributed energy resources, mostly due to the success of the distributed solar industry, adding energy storage and islanding capability to the mix raises a whole new set of questions.
|The Many Benefits of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Initiative
July 12, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
Energy Trust of Oregon, working with the nonprofit Farmers Conservation Alliance, has developed a coordinated and comprehensive program to help irrigation districts and the farmers they serve to develop modern irrigation systems.
|New Hampshire’s Groundbreaking Renewable Thermal Program
July 7, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
In 2012, New Hampshire became the first and only state to add a carve-out for renewable thermal technologies to its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).