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Financing Resilient Power Fact Sheet

January 9, 2020

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

ACES Energy Storage Best Practice Guide cover

Energy Storage Best Practice Guide, developed by the Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Working Group

December 18, 2019

This Best Practice Guide covers eight key aspect areas of an energy storage project proposal. This Guide documents the industry expertise of leading firms, covering the different project components to help reduce the internal cost of project development and financing for both project developers and investors.

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

November 5, 2019

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.

Case Study – Stafford Hill Solar Farm and Microgrid

Case Study – Stafford Hill Solar Farm and Microgrid

January 23, 2019

Vermont’s largest utility installed a solar+storage microgrid in Rutland, VT that saves hundreds of thousands of dollars and can supply backup power to an emergency shelter. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

Advancing Clean Energy Progress: Past, Present, and Future

Advancing Clean Energy Progress: Past, Present, and Future

June 28, 2018

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Cover image for Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project.

Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

June 27, 2018

A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country with solar and battery storage systems. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

Cover image for Case Study: Sterling Municipal Light Department.

Case Study: Sterling Municipal Light Department

March 29, 2018

A small municipal utility installed a battery storage system to compliment an existing solar electric system for cost savings and resilient power. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

Project Overview: Sterling Municipal Energy Storage Project

February 26, 2018

This two-page handout provides a brief overview of a battery storage installation that is providing vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

February 15, 2018

This paper explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models.

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

September 14, 2017

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.