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Reports PDF (5.72 MB)

January 17, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) and David Comis (MEA) for the Maryland Energy Administration

A Maryland Consumer's Guide to Solar

The Maryland Energy Administration and the Clean Energy States Alliance have developed a Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar, designed to be a resource for Maryland residents considering home solar photovoltaic systems. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (6.72 MB)

November 13, 2017 - by Val Stori and Dana Drugmand (Clean Energy States Alliance)

Distributed Wind Energy Zoning and Permitting: A Toolkit for Local Governments

This toolkit aims to help local governments and planning agencies facilitate the efficient and appropriate development of distributed wind in their communities. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center

Reports pdf (4.9 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by Sustainable Energy Advantage for CESA et al.

Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization

This report identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market in the Northeastern U.S. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center, Offshore Wind - OWAP

Reports pdf (2.7 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by BVG Associates Limited, for CESA et al.

U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind

This report quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development in the Northeastern U.S. and specifies the types of jobs to be created. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center, Offshore Wind - OWAP

Reports pdf (7.3 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by GustoMSC, for CESA et al.

U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study

This report examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center, Offshore Wind - OWAP

Third-Party Publications Link (NREL website)

September 14, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore (Clean Energy Group) for NREL

Customers in Most States Could Cut Energy Costs by Adding Battery Storage to Solar

New research shows that more than 25 percent of all commercial customers across the continental United States may be able to further reduce their electricity bills by adding battery storage in conjunction with solar installations. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power

Reports Link (Video)

September 12, 2017 - by Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance

Sterling Municipal Light Department Energy Storage System – A Revolution for the Electric Grid (video)

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. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Rooftop Solar Financing 101 (video)

This video introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Choosing a Solar Installer (video)

This video offers advice for customers in selecting a solar contractor, questions that customers should ask a solar contractor, and information that should be included in a solar contractor’s bid. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video )

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Will Solar Panels Save You Money? (video)

This video discusses key questions homeowners should explore when assessing whether going solar makes financial sense, including how the cost of solar compares to savings from solar, how the federal tax credit works, and the extent to which a homeowner’s electricity bill can be offset by solar. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project