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

February 1, 2008

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.

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation – Model Resource Eligibility Definitions

September 1, 2007

The members of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation have developed this set of model RPS resource eligibility definitions for states to consider as RPS programs evolve and mature.

Exploring the Economic Value of EPAct 2005’s PV Tax Credits

February 5, 2007

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?

Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance – A Review of Current Practice

October 2, 2006

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.

Supporting Photovoltaics in Market-Rate Residential New Construction: A Summary of Programmatic Experience to Date and Lessons Learned

February 1, 2006

This paper, prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA, describes early efforts by state clean energy funds to support the deployment of PV in new, market-rate homes.

Strategies to Foster Solar Energy & Advanced Efficiency Housing in Affordable Multi-Family Homes

February 1, 2006

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.

CESA’s Public Education Project on Clean Energy

April 6, 2004

This is a collection of TV and radio ads created for CESA’s Public Education Project on Clean Energy in 2004. This clean energy campaign was a collaborative effort initially supported by CESA’s members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.