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Reports pdf (985 KB)

December 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA State Program Guide: State Strategies to Foster Solar Hot Water System Deployment

This report describes a number of straightforward strategies that states can implement to support adoption of solar hot water technologies, including provision of financial incentives, training for installers, and education to help customers make informed decisions. Read more »

Project: Building Electrification and Clean Heating/Cooling

Presentations pdf (467 KB)

November 14, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »

Presentations pdf (311 KB)

September 25, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »

Reports pdf (57 KB)

September 1, 2007 - by CESA

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation - Model Resource Eligibility Definitions

The members of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation have developed this set of model RPS resource eligibility definitions for states to consider as RPS programs evolve and mature. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards

Reports pdf (125 KB)

August 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA Best Practice Recommendation: Visual Impacts Assessment Process for Evaluating Wind-Energy Projects

This memo describes a process and approach for evaluating the visual impact of wind-energy projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (78 KB)

May 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA Memo: Summary of National Research Council Report on Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects

This memo provides a briefing analysis of the May 2007 NAS National Resources Council Report on The Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Project that evaluates the trade-offs between the benefit of new wind-energy projects and the risk of adverse environmental impacts. Read more »

Reports Link (PDF)

February 5, 2007 - by Mark Bolinger, Ryan Wiser and Edwin Ing for CESA

Exploring the Economic Value of EPAct 2005's PV Tax Credits

How much economic value do these new and expanded federal tax credits really provide to PV system purchasers? And what implications might they hold for state/utility PV grant programs? Read more »

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October 2, 2006 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA

Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance - A Review of Current Practice

This report examines the approaches used to encourage PV system performance - including, but not limited to, PBI's - used by 32 prominent PV incentive programs in the U.S. This paper is part of a series of clean energy fund case studies prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

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February 1, 2006 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Supporting Photovoltaics in Market-Rate Residential New Construction: A Summary of Programmatic Experience to Date and Lessons Learned

This paper, prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA, describes early efforts by state clean energy funds to support the deployment of PV in new, market-rate homes. Read more »

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February 1, 2006 - by Peregrine Energy Group, Inc. and Clean Energy Group

Strategies to Foster Solar Energy & Advanced Efficiency Housing in Affordable Multi-Family Homes

This Program Guide describes how state clean energy programs, in partnership with state housing agencies, can advance the use of clean energy technologies in low-income residential housing. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy