Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities

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.

Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut

With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.

Resilience for Free: Protecting Vulnerable Communities

Clean Energy Group, through its Resilient Power Project, has released a new report analyzing the economics of resilient solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) systems for multifamily affordable housing.
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New Mexico Attracts Jobs and Revenues with Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Over the past decade, New Mexico leaders have positioned the state as a major growth area for renewable energy by developing effective policies and programs, along with financial and other incentives, including a state-level renewable energy production tax credit.
Boardman Hill Solar Farm under construction in December 2014. Reprinted with permission.

Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar

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.”
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Financing Clean Energy for Climate Adaptation

A new report by Clean Energy Group proposes bundling loans for resilient power projects, such as solar PV with battery storage, to get this clean energy market to scale.
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