A Plan to Use Federal Recovery Funds for Resilient Power in Puerto Rico
September 25, 2018 by Lew Milford

Clean Energy Group proposed that the Puerto Rico government consider a way to use federal recovery funds to seed a solar and storage incentive for new resilient power installations.

Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities
February 15, 2018 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders

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

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing
May 17, 2017 by Seth Mullendore, Wayne Waite

A new analysis finds that energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar.

A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities
February 1, 2017 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders

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.

Comments in Response to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2015-70 Request for Comments on Definitions of Section 48 Property
February 11, 2016 by Nate Hausman, Seth Mullendore

The IRS recently issued a notice, 2015-70, for comments on how the federal investment tax credit (ITC) should cover solar and storage systems. Clean Energy Group submitted comments that strongly support the eligibility of storage under the ITC.

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost
October 14, 2015 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Seth Mullendore

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.

Fixed Income Investing in Climate Solutions: Green Bond Opportunities for Philanthropic Foundations
June 23, 2015 by Christi Electris, David Roswell, Joshua Humphreys

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

Ramp Up Resilient Power Finance: Bundle Project Loans Through a Warehouse Facility to Achieve Scale
January 28, 2015 by Robert Sanders

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.

What Investors Want: How to Scale-Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds
December 9, 2014 by Joshua Humphreys, Robert Sanders

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

Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions
October 30, 2014 by Robert Sanders

This paper describes financing tools that can be used to implement projects and that will attract private capital on highly favorable terms, thereby reducing the cost of solar and resilient power installations.