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Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

February 2018

This paper explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models.

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A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities

February 2017

This report, commissioned by The Kresge Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and The JPB Foundation, identifies market barriers to deploying solar+storage technologies in low-income markets, and proposes more than 50 grant and investment opportunities that socially minded investors can use to target those barriers.

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Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost

resilience for free coverOctober 2015

This report concludes that with the right market structures and incentives, solar+storage systems can provide a positive economic return on par with energy efficiency or stand-alone solar.

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Fixed Income Investing in Climate Solutions: Green Bond Opportunities for Philanthropic Foundations

Climate Solutions Investing Report Cover with BorderJune 2015

Clean Energy Group, Confluence Philanthropy, and Croatan Institute have jointly release the first ever study on the role of green bonds in foundation portfolios.

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Ramp Up Resilient Power Finance: Bundle Project Loans Through a Warehouse Facility to Achieve Scale

RPP-Concept-Paper-Warehouse-Credit-featuredJanuary 2015

This report outlines a new clean energy finance model for many resilient power systems to protect vulnerable communities and critical infrastructure from severe weather events.

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What Investors Want: How to Scale-Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds

CEG-Croatan-What-Investors-Want-featuredDecember 2014

Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute have released the first comprehensive study of U.S. institutional investors’ appetite for green bonds.

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