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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Energy Storage: The New Efficiency ― How States Can Use Efficiency Funds to Support Battery Storage and Flatten Costly Demand Peaks

April 3, 2019

This report explains the steps Massachusetts took to become the first state to integrate energy storage technologies into its energy efficiency plan, including actions to 1) expand the goals and definition of energy efficiency to include peak demand reduction, and 2) show that customer-sited battery storage can pass the required cost-effectiveness test.

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.