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Presentations pdf (467 KB)

November 14, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Presentations pdf (311 KB)

September 25, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (57 KB)

September 1, 2007 - by CESA

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

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. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (125 KB)

August 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair

CESA Best Practice Recommendation: Visual Impacts Assessment Process for Evaluating Wind-Energy Projects

This CESA memo describes a process and approach for evaluating the visual impact of wind-energy projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (78 KB)

May 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair

CESA Memo: Summary of National Research Council Report on Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects

This memo provides a briefing analysis of the May 2007 NAS National Resources Council Report on The Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Project that evaluates the trade-offs between the benefit of new wind-energy projects and the risk of adverse environmental impacts. Read more »

Third-Party Publications pdf (292 KB)

April 1, 2007 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, & Ryan Wiser, LBNL

The Treatment of Renewable Energy Certificates, Emissions Allowances, and Green Power Programs in State Renewable's Portfolio Standards

This report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) summarizes the treatment of renewable energy attributes in state RPS rules. Its purpose is to provide a source of information for states considering RPS policies, and also to draw attention to certain policy issues that arise when renewable attributes and RECs are used for RPS compliance. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (PDF)

February 5, 2007 - by Mark Bolinger and Ryan Wiser, Berkeley Lab; Edwin Ing, Law Offices of Edwin T.C. Ing

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

This report was prepared for CESA by Mark Bolinger and Ryan Wiser, LBNL, and Edwin Ing, Law Offices of Edwin T.C. Ing, March 2006. Updated February 2007. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (PDF)

October 2, 2006 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

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. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (PDF)

February 1, 2006 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

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. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (Click Here)

February 1, 2006 - by Peregrine Energy Group, Inc. and Clean Energy Group

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

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. Read more »

Project: Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States