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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

Reports Link (PDF)

August 2, 2016 - by Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance

Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities

These guidance documents are intended to support Massachusetts Department of Energy’s Community Clean Energy Resilience Initiative awardees in energy storage procurement. Additionally, these materials offer useful information for other municipalities to consider as they develop solicitations for resilient, energy storage projects. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership

Reports pdf (1.6 MB)

July 29, 2016 - by Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, and Todd Olinsky-Paul, CESA

Does Energy Storage Fit in an RPS?

This is an updated version of a report originally published in 2014. This paper explores the question of how states, which have taken the lead in promoting clean energy through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), could facilitate increased deployment of energy storage. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (PDF)

July 28, 2016 - by Carolyn Elefant, The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Commerce Clause Implications of Allco Finance Ltd. Challenges to Connecticut and Massachusetts RPS Programs

This note summarizes the implications of two pending lawsuits that allege that the Connecticut and Massachusetts RPS programs discriminate against out-of-region renewable energy generation and therefore violate the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (link)

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

Potential RPS Markets for Renewable Energy Generators

This paper provides information regarding where a renewable energy generator in a particular state or Canadian province can potentially sell its renewable energy certificates in order to meet the demand created by a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (PDF)

July 1, 2016 - by CESA

CESA Annual Work Plan, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

This is CESA's annual work plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Read more »