Resource Archive - 2018


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Cover image for resource: A DC Consumer's Guide to Going Solar

A DC Consumer’s Guide to Going Solar

April 27, 2018

This guide aims to help DC consumers make an informed decision in considering whether to install a solar energy system in their home.

Cover image for resource: Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates.

Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates

April 2, 2018

This report aims to establish basic factual information about income trends among U.S. residential solar adopters, with some emphasis on low- and moderate-income households.

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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.

Unlocking Solar for Low-and Moderate-Income Residents: A Matrix of Financing Options by Resident, Provider, and Housing Type

January 31, 2018

This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers.

A Maryland Consumer’s Guide to Solar

January 17, 2018

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.