Massachusetts Battery Storage Measures: Benefits and Costs
July 31, 2018 by Applied Economics Clinic

This white paper, commissioned by Clean Energy Group, demonstrates that battery storage can be deployed as a cost effective energy efficiency technology, potentially qualifying for incentives through energy efficiency programs in many states.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project
June 27, 2018 by Samantha Donalds, Sarah Galbraith, Todd Olinsky-Paul

A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country with solar and battery storage systems. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

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.

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.