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.

Summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects”
July 20, 2017 by Georgena Terry

This is a summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects,” a 2016 report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance.

Solar+Storage: Understanding Commercial-Scale Project Economics through Cost-Modeling
July 15, 2017 by Clean Energy Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This interactive cost-modeling tool helps users explore the economics of solar+storage projects in commercial building types across the U.S.

Comments of Clean Energy Group on MA DOER Energy Storage Target Docket
May 31, 2017 by Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul

Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources as part of the pending rulemaking docket regarding whether to set a utility energy storage mandate or target, and at what size.

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 to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Regarding Policies to Encourage the Cost-Effective Deployment of Energy Storage Systems
January 30, 2017 by Lew Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul - et al.

Clean Energy Group, in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists and Acadia Center, submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in round 2 of stakeholder comments in support of its decision to adopt targets for energy storage utility procurement,.

Summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise”
January 4, 2017 by Georgena Terry

This is a summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise,” a 2015 report by the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance.

Summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics”
January 4, 2017 by Georgena Terry

This is a summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics,” a 2016 report produced by RSG, Epsilon Associates, and Northeast Wind for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance.