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Reports PDF (2.17 MB)

July 25, 2017 - by Samantha Donalds, CESA

Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

In 2016-2017, CESA conducted a survey on how distributed generation is incorporated into state RPSs. CESA collected responses from all 30 states that currently have a mandatory RPS requirement. This report provides a summary of the results from that survey. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (907 KB)

July 20, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate

Summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects”

This is a summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects,” a 2016 report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Reports pdf (2.9 MB)

June 22, 2017 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates

When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

CESA has produced a report on what happens when state renewable portfolio standards reach their peak requirement. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports PDF (3.93 MB)

June 8, 2017 - by Diana Chace & Nate Hausman, CESA

Consumer Protection for Community Solar: A Guide for States

This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (6.10 MB)

May 15, 2017 - by Bentham Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) for CESA

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

This guide outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption. Read more »

Project: Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (9.40 MB)

March 13, 2017 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide seeks to provide state and municipal officials with information to develop effective solar and battery storage (solar+storage) policies and programs that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. It explores a range of policy approaches that have been successfully employed and provides program examples from states that have made LMI access to these technologies a priority. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (5.83 MB)

January 30, 2017 - by Beren Argetsinger (Keyes & Fox LLP) and Benjamin Inskeep (EQ Research LLC), for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide is intended as a starting point for program managers in states or municipalities who are developing or revising standards and requirements for installation, licensing and certification, equipment, and warranties for solar PV equipment and systems. Read more »

Project: Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

January 4, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA

Summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise”

This is a summary of “Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise,” a 2015 report by the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Reports PDF (Link)

January 4, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA

Summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics”

This is a summary of “Massachusetts Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics,” a 2016 report produced by RSG, Epsilon Associates, and Northeast Wind for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Reports PDF (Link)

January 3, 2017 - by Travis Lowder, NREL, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide describes general factors state and municipal governments should consider when assessing whether to launch a public solar loan program, explains various loan program design elements, and offers several case studies. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project