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Reports PDF (5.83 MB)

January 30, 2017 - by Beren Argetsinger (Keyes & Fox LLP) and Benjamin Inskeep (EQ Research LLC)

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

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

Reports PDF (Link)

November 8, 2016 - by Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar Information for Consumers: A Guide for States

This guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link )

October 28, 2016 - by Nate Hausman

New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations

This is the final report for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. It offers the public insights about project accomplishments, successes, lessons learned, and recommendations for future actions. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (1.5 MB)

October 18, 2016 - by CEG/CESA

Project Overview: McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

This fact sheet provides an overview of the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project in Waltham, Vermont. It is the first in the nation to provide net-zero affordable housing with resilient solar+storage technology for rural tenants. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States

Reports PDF (link)

October 4, 2016 - by CESA

Project Overview: Sterling Municipal Energy Storage Project

This two-page handout provides a brief overview of a battery storage installation that will provide vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. Read more »

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

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by Diana Chace, Clean Energy States Alliance & Clay Mitchell, University of New Hampshire

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar

A comprehensive guide has been developed to provide information to Vermonters interested in installing a residential solar PV system. This guide was produced by CESA for the Vermont Public Service Department. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by CESA

Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa

This is a Spanish translation of CESA's 2015 publication, "A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs." Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar