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.

Declining Battery Storage Costs Raise Questions About the Role of Natural Gas
July 17, 2018 by Seth Mullendore

Batteries are beginning to complete head-to-head with natural gas peaker plants, and they’re starting to win.

How Could Solar+Storage Benefit Your Community? Find Out for Free.
June 25, 2018 by Seth Mullendore

A new release of NREL’s free online tool allows anyone to enter in a building’s information to estimate how much solar+storage capacity would be needed to keep critical loads powered during an emergency.

Why California’s New Home Solar Requirement Includes Batteries and Not Zero Net Energy
May 17, 2018 by Seth Mullendore

California’s recently adopted building standards require solar to be a part of all new residential construction. As the first state to enact such a standard, it’s been lauded as a historic and game-changing event for solar power in the U.S. But some have argued that the new standards don’t go far enough.

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Recharging the Clean Energy Transition with Battery Storage
April 18, 2018 by Lewis Milford

It’s rare to have an opportunity to shape an energy technology market as it emerges. Today, battery storage is that energy technology.

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California Utilities Propose Storage for Energy Resilience and Equity, But More Needs to be Done
March 22, 2018 by Seth Mullendore

Three of California’s largest utilities recently proposed more than 100 megawatts of utility-owned energy storage to support resiliency in critical public facilities and $6 million in incentives for customer-owned storage at multifamily affordable housing properties.

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Federal Energy Funds for Puerto Rico, A Small Down Payment
February 13, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Just this past week, Puerto Rico suffered another setback in its effort to restore power to the island. One of its 400 megawatt power plants caught fire, plunging people back into the darkness.

It’s Time to Recognize the Value of Resilience
January 30, 2018 by Seth Mullendore

Extreme weather and related power outages come with a price tag, but these costs are not typically accounted for when considering the potential benefits of a resilient power system. The result is that fewer solar+storage systems pencil-out to make economic sense than would be the case if the power resilience they provide was accurately valued.

Powerless in Atlanta
January 3, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Any investigation into the massive power outage at Atlanta’s international airport last month should not only look back to see what went wrong. Rather, it should look forward to how the airport could use new technologies like solar and battery storage to prevent such disasters from happening again.

Massachusetts Announces More Energy Storage Grants
December 13, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $20 million in grants to support 26 energy storage projects in 25 Massachusetts communities. This grant program puts the state clearly in the storage leadership role in the East.