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.

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.

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.

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.

Resilient Power Leadership Initiative Grant Awards
March 28, 2017 by Clean Energy Group

Seven community-based nonprofits and affordable housing developers have been selected to receive grants from Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Leadership Initiative, to build their organizational capacity on the benefits of solar+storage technologies.

The Value Proposition for Energy Storage at the Sterling Municipal Light Department
February 23, 2017 by Dan Borneo, Imre Gyuk, Raymond H. Byrne, Sean Hamilton, Todd Olinsky-Paul

This report presents the economic case for the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s energy storage system. It was published by Sandia National Laboratories, with support from Clean Energy Group.

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.