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.

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.

Battery Energy Storage Market: Commercial Scale, Lithium-ion Projects in the U.S.
October 27, 2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This slide deck presents the results of data collection on the commercial-scale li-ion battery energy storage market. This information was collected to inform the inputs and assumptions for NREL’s solar + storage optimization modeling in FY17.

Assessment of Offshore Wind System Safety Design, Safety, and Operation Standards
January 23, 2014 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This report provides a review and assessment of US and international standards, active and under development, which are related directly to the design and safety of offshore wind project components and activities such as manufacturing, construction, and installation of offshore structures.