|Minimizing Solar Risk with Energy Storage
May 31, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
Impending changes to net metering policies and utility rates could drastically reduce the value of solar bill savings for commercial ratepayers in California. For affordable housing properties, the changes could translate into a 50 percent loss in solar savings.
|Use Solar+Storage in California to Prevent Future Outages –Learn from The East
May 1, 2017 by Lewis Milford
With its recent massive power outage, people in San Francisco now know what it’s like to live on the East Coast.
|Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage
April 14, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The little town of Sterling, MA is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.
|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.
|Resilient Power Leadership Grants Help Low-Income Communities Access Solar+Storage Solutions
March 30, 2017 by Maria Blais Costello
Clean Energy Group announces grant recipients in a pilot program to increase community-based organizations’ implementation of resilient power technologies.
|Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities
February 2, 2017 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
At the end of 2016, the clean energy trade press was filled with upbeat stories about various renewable energy technology breakthroughs, cost reductions, and tipping points. But, if there’s one energy problem we did not solve last year, it is equity.
|Time-of-Use Means It’s Time for Storage
January 20, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
Hawaii’s time-of-use pilot program could have profound implications for the value of solar systems on the islands, and energy storage might be needed to keep those systems economic. In that story is a lesson for the country and the future of solar.
|How Utilities Can Bring Storage to Scale in Massachusetts
December 21, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
In the same way that states have led the policy support for wind and solar technologies, they are now leading the way on energy storage. A model for states to look to when crafting energy storage policy is Massachusetts.
|Energy Storage for Public Health: A Smarter Way to Deploy Resources
August 22, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
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.
|Can Storage Rescue Solar?
March 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Recently, solar advocates and industry celebrated the renewal of the federal ITC, which will continue to provide significant economic support for solar. On a state and local level, however, the outlook seems less rosy.