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.

Comments of Clean Energy Group on MA DPU 17-146, Eligibility of Energy Storage Systems to Net Meter
November 16, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities regarding the treatment of behind-the-meter energy storage and NEM systems that are engaged, or wish to engage in net energy metering (NEM).

Energy Storage in Sterling, MA – Animation Segment
September 10, 2017 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

This two-minute animated video illustrates how a solar+ storage system in Sterling, Massachusetts is saving the town money and providing continuous power to first reponders.

Sterling Municipal Light Department Energy Storage System – A Revolution for the Electric Grid (Video)
September 10, 2017 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

This ten-minute video showcases the economic and resilient power benefits of a solar PV and battery energy storage system in the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

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.

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.

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.

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.