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Reports pdf (4.9 MB)

December 18, 2019 - by Richard Baxter, Executive Director, ACES Working Group

Energy Storage Best Practice Guide, developed by the Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Working Group

This Best Practice Guide covers eight key aspect areas of an energy storage project proposal. This Guide documents the industry expertise of leading firms, covering the different project components to help reduce the internal cost of project development and financing for both project developers and investors. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership

Reports PDF (13MB)

December 10, 2019 - by CESA et al

Solar with Justice

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports PDF (3MB)

December 10, 2019 - by CESA et al

Energía Solar con Equidad Social - Resumen Ejecutivo

El objetivo del informe "Energía Solar con Equidad Social" es acelerar la implementación de energía solar en comunidades de escasos recursos en formas que proporcionen beneficios significativos y duraderos para estas comunidades. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports pdf (14 MB)

November 5, 2019 - by Warren Leon, et al, Clean Energy States Alliance

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports PDF (Link)

June 26, 2019 - by Georgena Terry and Val Stori

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies: Four Case Studies

This report describes the reasons for, and development of, community-based renewable heating and cooling campaigns by featuring four case studies of some of the earliest community-led efforts. Read more »

Project: Building Electrification through Renewable Heating and Cooling

Reports pdf (3.4 MB)

January 23, 2019 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, CESA

Case Study – Stafford Hill Solar Farm and Microgrid

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. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power

Reports pdf (883 KB)

December 19, 2018 - by NREL for CESA

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports PDF (10MB)

December 7, 2018 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

This document surveys current and planned state activities that seek to bring the benefits of clean energy to low-income residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers some energy-efficiency initiatives. It does not include low-income weatherization programs. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Report)

November 28, 2018 - by Nate Hausman, CESA

A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs

This guide will help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar Consumer Protection

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2018 - by Diana Chace, Clean Energy States Alliance & Clay Mitchell, University of New Hampshire

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar

A comprehensive guide has been developed to provide information to Vermonters interested in installing a residential solar PV system. This guide was produced by CESA for the Vermont Public Service Department. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar Consumer Protection