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Resources for category "Finance"

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Presentations pdf (382 KB)

March 11, 2008 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

Policies, Programs and Trends: IREC Solar Seminar--State Solar Policy Trends

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy.
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Reports pdf (111 KB)

February 1, 2008 - by LBNL / CESA

Property Tax Assessments as a Finance Vehicle for Residential PV Installations: Opportunities and Potential Limitations

This LBNL-CESA Case Study describes the mechanics of a new type of PV financing program recently proposed by the City of Berkeley that offers its residents the ability to utilize increased property tax assessments as a means of repaying over time the up-front cost of installing PV systems. Read more »

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 through Renewable Heating and 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 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 »

Reports Link (PDF)

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 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

Reports Link (PDF)

September 1, 2003 - by CESA / CEG / LBNL

Green Buildings: The Expanding Role of State Clean Energy Funds

This case study examines the efforts of several state renewable energy funds to promote renewable energy use in green buildings. Read more »