|Bringing the Benefits of Solar+Storage to Low-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities
March 31, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has published a new report to help state and municipal energy agencies support the development of solar+storage in LMI communities.
|Solar Insights from the 2016 RPS Summit
January 2, 2017 by Samantha Donalds
CESA’s annual RPS Summit included over 100 people with a wide range of interests and perspectives on RPSs for an invigorating and educational two days of presentations, panels, group discussions and networking.
|The States’ Role in Providing Solar Information to Consumers
November 10, 2016 by Warren Leon
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.
|Sterling, Massachusetts Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage System
October 12, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The town of Sterling, Massachusetts will celebrate its Municipal Light Department’s new energy storage system with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.
|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.