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Reports pdf (1.4 MB)

May 18, 2016 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, Inc., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

This paper is intended to help inform states as they think through how state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) policies might interact with the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP), including consideration of state RPSs in state CPP plans. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (2.5 MB)

March 16, 2016 - by Val Stori, Project Director, CESA

A Summary Guide to Wood Biomass Heating Programs of CESA Members

This document surveys current and planned activities of CESA member states that are focused on the deployment of modern, high-efficiency, wood heating systems. Read more »

Project: Renewable Heating and Cooling

Reports Link (PDF )

February 29, 2016 - by Leigh Seddon, L.W. Seddon, LLC., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Vermont Solar Cost Study: A Report on Photovoltaic System Cost and Performance Differences Based on Design and Siting Factors

This report analyzes installation cost and performance differences between different types of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Vermont. It examines solar facilities built on existing buildings, on new structures such as parking lot canopies, and projects built on open pasture land. Read more »

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

In the News pdf (325 KB)

December 18, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Press Release: Energy Storage Demonstration Project in Oregon Supported by State-Federal-NGO Partnership

CESA Works with U.S. DOE, Sandia National Labs, and State of Oregon to Support Distributed, Resilient Power Projects Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership

Presentations PDF (Link)

December 18, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

PV Fire Safety Training Slides

This slideshow provides information firefighters need to know to deal with fires on buildings equipped with PV systems. Read more »

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

Reports pdf (5.7 MB)

December 14, 2015 - by Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

A Solar Guide for Condominium Owners and Associations

This guide is designed for use by condominium owners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It can help a “solar champion,” an interested member of a condominium association, to explore the options for installing solar PV. Read more »

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

Reports Link (Report )

October 14, 2015 - by Clean Energy Group

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost

The report concludes that with the right market structures and incentives, solar+storage systems can provide a positive economic return on par with energy efficiency or stand-alone solar. Read more »

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

Reports xlsx (93 KB)

September 10, 2015 - by Nate Hausman, CESA Program Associate

Summary Table of New England Solar Policies and Programs

This Excel spreadsheet was produced by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Rooftop Solar Challenge II. The spreadsheet lists operative solar policies and programs for the five New England state participating in the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. The state policies and programs were collected and current as of September 2015. Read more »

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

In the News Link (PDF)

September 1, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Press Release: IRS Rules Favorably on Owner’s Eligibility for Federal Tax Credit for a Community-Shared Solar Project

The Clean Energy States Alliance and law firm Foley Hoag, LLP have issued a press release about an August 2015 IRS ruling that has implications for community-shared solar projects nationwide. FAQs about community shared solar are included at the end of the press release. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Comments and Commentary LINK (PDF)

September 1, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Private Letter Ruling on the Eligibility of an Individual Panel Owner in an Offsite, Net-Metered Community-Shared Solar Project to Claim the Section 25D Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Private Letter Ruling concluding that a particular owner of PV panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible for the residential tax credit under section 25D of the U.S. tax code. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar