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Advancing Toward 100 Percent: State Policies, Programs, and Plans for Zero-Carbon Electricity

April 2, 2021

This report identifies the states’ specific 100 percent commitments, describes ways in which they are planning to achieve their goals, and highlights some of the initial plans they have developed.

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

Directory of State Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy Programs

March 11, 2021

This directory lists and describes state clean energy programs for low- and moderate-income residents and communities.

Community Outreach and Solar Equity: A Guide for States on Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations

February 17, 2021

This guide is a collection of best practices, ideas, and principles that provide states a foundation for building equitable relationships with community-based organizations and for working with them on solar development.

ConnectedSolutions: A New State Funding Mechanism to Make Battery Storage Accessible to All

February 11, 2021

This report aims to inform state policymakers about the structure and benefits of the ConnectedSolution battery storage program model. It summarizes barriers to scaling up distributed battery storage, explains how the ConnectedSolutions program was developed in the Northeast, and discusses why the program has been successful.

ConnectedSolutions: The New Economics of Solar+Storage for Affordable Housing in Massachusetts

February 11, 2021

An analysis of multifamily affordable housing properties in Massachusetts finds that participation in the state’s new battery storage incentive program, called ConnectedSolutions, significantly improves the financial viability of solar+storage at affordable housing developments.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Affordable Housing: A Survey of Multifamily Affordable Housing Developers

January 13, 2021

As part of CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of affordable housing owners and developers, technical services providers, and other stakeholders to assess existing market barriers. A new report summarizes the results of this survey and suggests actions to bring the benefits of solar+storage to the people who need it most.

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Clean Heating and Cooling

January 12, 2021

This guide provides information on clean heating and cooling technologies to help Vermonters make informed decisions regarding heating and cooling their homes with clean and renewable energy.

The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

July 31, 2020

This report analyzes state policies across the US to review eligibility criteria and the role hydropower is currently playing in helping states meet their emissions reduction and clean energy goals.

2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Case Studies of Award-Winning Programs that Are Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

July 20, 2020

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

State Strategies for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in Cost-Effective Locations

March 25, 2020

This report provides background information on locational value of solar and incorporates insights and lessons learned in the course of conducting CESA’s Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid.