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Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level.
This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations.
In an effort to understand the magnitude of incentives needed to drive low-and-moderate-income (LMI) customer participation in community solar, NREL’s Kosol Kiatreungwattana used a community solar finance tool to assess the cost of community solar for LMI customers in 6 states (CT, DC, MN, NM, OR, RI).
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.
This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Private Letter Ruling concluding that a particular owner of PV panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible for the residential tax credit under section 25D of the U.S. tax code.
This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth.