Jump-Start: How Activists and Foundations Can Champion Battery Storage to Recharge the Clean Energy Transition
April 16, 2018 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul

This report explores the top 10 emerging trends for battery storage across all elements of the energy system, and recommends over 50 actions that should be taken to accelerate battery storage in these topic areas.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – Sterling Municipal Light Department
March 29, 2018 by Sarah Galbraith, Todd Olinsky-Paul

A small municipal utility 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.

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.

Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems
January 30, 2018 by Joyce McLaren, Seth Mullendore

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.

Comments of Clean Energy Group on MA DPU 17-146, Eligibility of Energy Storage Systems to Net Meter
November 16, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities regarding the treatment of behind-the-meter energy storage and NEM systems that are engaged, or wish to engage in net energy metering (NEM).

Energy Storage in Sterling, MA – Animation Segment
September 10, 2017 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

This two-minute animated video illustrates how a solar+ storage system in Sterling, Massachusetts is saving the town money and providing continuous power to first reponders.

Sterling Municipal Light Department Energy Storage System – A Revolution for the Electric Grid (Video)
September 10, 2017 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

This ten-minute video showcases the economic and resilient power benefits of a solar PV and battery energy storage system in the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges
August 24, 2017 by Joyce McLaren, Seth Mullendore

First public survey of utility rates details economic potential for commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market across the United States.

An Introduction to Demand Charges
August 24, 2017 by Seth Mullendore

This fact sheet contains some additional background information on demand charges and the relationship and interaction between demand charge expenses and energy storage.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – Hartley Nature Center
August 9, 2017 by Sarah Galbraith

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.