Researchers from NREL and Clean Energy Group found that placing a monetary value on the ability of solar+storage to avoid losses during grid outages can significantly impact project economics and system design.
Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges
This collaborative paper by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group details the first comprehensive public analysis of the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States.
A Minnesota educational facility installed a battery storage system to compliment an existing solar electric system for cost savings and resilient power. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.
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.
The Solar+Storage Project Checklist was designed to help cities or developers assess whether solar storage battery systems make sense for their buildings. The checklist helps a building owner look at their utility bill, critical loads and solar needs, and evaluate how solar+storage systems might help them protect their occupants.
Despite the fact that energy storage technologies have the capacity to benefit every segment of the power system, from generation to end-use, it can still be difficult to cost effectively deploy storage across much of the U.S.
This report profiles the leading state programs and makes recommendations for what other states can do to support the deployment of clean, resilient power systems. A summary for policymakers is also available.