Blog Archive - 2016
The States’ Role in Providing Solar Information to Consumers
State governments have an increasingly important obligation and opportunity to present the public with sound, unbiased, user-friendly information on solar energy systems and financing options.
Sterling, Massachusetts Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage System
The town of Sterling, Massachusetts will celebrate its Municipal Light Department’s new energy storage system with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.
Massachusetts Goes All-In on Energy Storage
The next wave of clean energy policy making will be more focused on energy storage, as evidenced by the release this week of the long-awaited Massachusetts energy storage report, titled “State of Charge.”
New Strides in the Residential PACE Space
While the costs of solar photovoltaics (PV) have decreased considerably over the last decade, many customers still need long-term, low-cost financing to make going solar affordable.
Solar Consumer Protection Reflections and Resource Selections
While the significant opportunities for gainful enterprise in the residential PV economy signal solar market health, they have also brought consumer-focused issues to the fore. Policymakers, regulators, advocacy groups, and the solar industry are giving increasing attention to ensuring that consumers receive accurate information and ultimately have good experiences with solar energy installation.
Offshore Wind Power: Finally Made in the USA
This month, construction was completed on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a 30 MW, five-turbine project located three miles off the Block Island shore.
NY-Sun: A Multi-Faceted Roadmap for Creating a Self-Sustaining Solar Industry
NY-Sun is a bold initiative that is driving New York’s solar industry and building momentum toward a sustainable, subsidy-free market by 2023.
The New Solar Homes Partnership: Transforming California’s Housing Market
The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership program is helping to make new homes in California environmentally friendly, while reducing energy bills.
Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut
With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.
US DOE, Sandia, CEG/CESA collaborate to provide municipal energy storage procurement guidance
Although many municipalities have gained some limited experience in the area of distributed energy resources, mostly due to the success of the distributed solar industry, adding energy storage and islanding capability to the mix raises a whole new set of questions.
Browse by Project
- 100% Clean Energy Collaborative
- Building Decarbonization and Clean Heating/Cooling
- Energy Storage Policy for States
- Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership
- Interstate Turbine Advisory Council
- Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy
- New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership
- Offshore Wind – OWAP
- Renewable Portfolio Standards
- Scaling-Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities
- Solar with Justice: Connecting States and Communities
- State Energy Strategies Project
- State Leadership in Clean Energy
- Sustainable Solar Education Project