|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.
|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.
|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.
|Green Mountain Power (GMP): Significant Revenues from Energy Storage
May 3, 2017 by Dan Borneo, Raymond H. Byrne, Susan Schoenung, Todd Olinsky-Paul
Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill microgrid, a 4MW/3.4 MWh battery energy system integrated with solar generation in western Vermont, exemplifies the multiple uses and significant revenue potential of advanced energy storage combined with solar PV in a microgrid configuration, behind a utility meter.
|Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities
March 13, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has produced a new report for states and municipalities on solar+storage for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The report explains how solar+storage can benefit LMI residents and describes a variety of policy tools for doing so.
|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.
|Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa
September 28, 2016 by Clean Energy States Alliance
This is a Spanish translation of CESA’s 2015 publication, “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs.”
|Does Energy Storage Fit in an RPS?
July 29, 2016 by Ed Holt, Todd Olinsky-Paul
This is an updated version of a report originally published in 2014. This paper explores the question of how states, which have taken the lead in promoting clean energy through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), could facilitate increased deployment of energy storage.