The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Results and Lessons Learned
November 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To help drive down solar soft costs and enable scaled deployment of rooftop solar, the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) collaborated with five New England states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont — to forge the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership in 2013. Over the course of last three years, the Partnership has tackled a wide range of barriers to PV deployment, including: difficult, costly, and slow permitting and interconnection processes in some locations; the need for new financing tools and cost-efficient group purchasing arrangements; and unfavorable zoning rules for solar in some jurisdictions.
In this webinar, CESA and its participating state partners discussed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership’s activities and accomplishments, as well as lessons learned from the project.
- Isabelle Hazlewood, Connecticut Green Bank
- Elizabeth Youngblood, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
- Rick Minard, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
- Shawn Selleck, Rhode Island Office of Digital Excellence
- Andy Perchlik, Vermont Department of Public Service
For more information on this topic, read CESA’s October 2016 report, “New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations.”