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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.

Building a State Solar Program for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners: Replicating Connecticut’s Success

February 6, 2020

This paper aims to inform states across the country about Connecticut’s solar program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners benefit from solar photovoltaics.

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

January 22, 2020

Seven states have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. This white paper provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.

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.

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Solar with Justice

December 10, 2019

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities.

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Energía Solar con Equidad Social – Resumen Ejecutivo

December 10, 2019

El objetivo del informe “Energía Solar con Equidad Social” es acelerar la implementación de energía solar en comunidades de escasos recursos en formas que proporcionen beneficios significativos y duraderos para estas comunidades.

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.

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies: Four Case Studies

June 26, 2019

This report describes the reasons for, and development of, community-based renewable heating and cooling campaigns by featuring four case studies of some of the earliest community-led efforts.

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.