|Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar
September 1, 2015 by Nate Hausman
As community-shared solar has proliferated, a growing number of states have adopted community solar-enabling laws. This is clearly good news for solar, but one issue that has been less clear is whether an individual owner of solar panels installed in an offsite, community- shared array qualifies for one of the primary carrots offered to homeowners adopting solar—the 30% federal residential investment tax credit called the “residential ITC.”
|States Spur Solarize Successes
July 25, 2015 by Nate Hausman
States have been using group purchasing and special marketing initiatives to bring down the cost of solar. A wide range of campaigns, each called Solarize, have been launched with leadership from state agencies in Oregon, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other states.
|New CESA Guide Explains Options for Residential Solar Financing
February 12, 2015 by Maria Blais Costello
The Clean Energy States Alliance has prepared “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing – Leases, Loans, and PPAs” that will assist homeowners in making the right decision as they weight the benefits of direct ownership versus third-party financing.
|Massachusetts Announces Second Round of Resilient Power Project Grants
January 2, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its second round of resilience program awards, and once again, the results are extraordinary.
|Outstanding Clean Energy Programs from States and Municipalities – What’s Working and Why
November 24, 2014 by Maria Blais Costello
The eight recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards exemplify the ground-breaking work being done by states and municipalities in the arena of clean energy development and deployment.
|State Leadership in Clean Energy: Innovation from Coast to Coast
November 19, 2014 by Clean Energy Group
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has announced the recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.
|State Efforts at Grid Modernization
November 14, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Over the past year, we have seen a number of states initiate resilient power and microgrid initiatives. But in addition, a few states have begun a process of revisioning their electric grids.
|CESA Releases Residential Solar Group-Purchasing Guide for State Policy Makers
September 4, 2014 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance
The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a coalition of five New England States managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), has produced a new guide for community group purchasing, “Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative: A Guide for State Program Managers.”
|Solar + Energy Storage = Resilient Power in Vermont
August 12, 2014 by Clean Energy Group
Around the country, a new model is arising to provide clean, reliable, locally generated and locally managed energy: solar power combined with energy storage in the form of batteries.
|CESA States Push For Grid Modernization
June 18, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
We in the Northeast have seen firsthand the enormity of the changes wrought by Hurricane Sandy – not only the storm damage itself, but subsequent and longer-lasting changes in state policy addressing resilient power and the electric grids.