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Reports PDF (Link)

February 1, 2017 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities

This report identifies market barriers to deploying solar+storage technologies in low-income markets, and proposes more than 50 grant and investment opportunities that socially minded investors can use to target those barriers. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (5.83 MB)

January 30, 2017 - by Beren Argetsinger (Keyes & Fox LLP) and Benjamin Inskeep (EQ Research LLC), for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide is intended as a starting point for program managers in states or municipalities who are developing or revising standards and requirements for installation, licensing and certification, equipment, and warranties for solar PV equipment and systems. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

January 4, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA

Summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise”

This is a summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise,” a 2015 report by the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center

Reports PDF (Link)

January 4, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA

Summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics”

This is a summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics,” a 2016 report produced by RSG, Epsilon Associates, and Northeast Wind for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Project: Northeast Wind Resource Center

Reports PDF (Link)

January 3, 2017 - by Travis Lowder, NREL, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide describes general factors state and municipal governments should consider when assessing whether to launch a public solar loan program, explains various loan program design elements, and offers several case studies. Read more »

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

Reports PDF (Link)

November 8, 2016 - by Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar Information for Consumers: A Guide for States

This guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link )

October 28, 2016 - by Nate Hausman

New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations

This is the final report for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. It offers the public insights about project accomplishments, successes, lessons learned, and recommendations for future actions. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership

Reports pdf (1.5 MB)

October 18, 2016 - by CEG/CESA

Project Overview: McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

This fact sheet provides an overview of the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project in Waltham, Vermont. It is the first in the nation to provide net-zero affordable housing with resilient solar+storage technology for rural tenants. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by CESA

Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa

This is a Spanish translation of CESA's 2015 publication, "A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs." Read more »

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

Reports pdf (6.7 MB)

September 1, 2016 - by CESA and NYSERDA

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

This guide is designed to help homeowners make informed decisions about financing solar. It is a state-specific version of CESA's 2015 report, A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs. Read more »

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