|Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Market
December 10, 2019 by Clean Energy States Alliance
This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities.
|Assessment of Potential Alternatives for Local Peaking Capacity in the Entergy New Orleans Service Area
February 19, 2019 by Strategen Consulting
The paper, prepared by Strategen Consulting for Clean Energy Group and Alliance for Affordable Energy, was presented as evidence to the New Orleans City Council by a coalition of local advocates opposing a peaker plant proposed by the utility Entergy New Orleans.
|Resilient Power Project Case Study – Stafford Hill Solar Farm and Microgrid
January 23, 2019 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Vermont’s largest utility installed a solar+storage microgrid in Rutland, VT that saves hundreds of thousands of dollars and can supply backup power to an emergency shelter.
|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.
|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.
|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.”
|Closing the California Clean Energy Divide
May 19, 2016 by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Group
This economic analysis indicates that pairing solar PV with battery storage systems can deliver significant electricity bill savings for California affordable housing residents and property owners.
|Solar+Storage Project Checklist
January 26, 2016 by Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore
The Solar+Storage Project Checklist was designed to help cities or developers assess whether solar storage battery systems make sense for their buildings.
|Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost
October 14, 2015 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Seth Mullendore
This report concludes that with the right market structures and incentives, solar+storage systems can provide a positive economic return on par with energy efficiency or stand-alone solar.
|Energy Storage and Electricity Markets: The value of storage to the power system and the importance of electricity markets in energy storage economics
August 12, 2015 by Seth Mullendore
Despite the fact that energy storage technologies have the capacity to benefit every segment of the power system, from generation to end-use, it can still be difficult to cost effectively deploy storage across much of the U.S.