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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

In the News Link (Article)

July 23, 2015 - by Warren Leon, CESA Executive Director

Op-ed: State innovation is key to success of clean energy

Op-ed by CESA Executive Director Warren Leon in the San Francisco Examiner. Read more »

In the News Link (Article)

July 17, 2015 - by Warren Leon, CESA Executive Director

Op-ed: President Obama’s Low-Income Solar Initiative

CESA Executive Director Warren Leon discusses President Obama’s Low-Income Solar Initiative with altenergymag.com. Read more »

Project: Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities, States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (1.8 MB)

June 30, 2015 - by Sustainable Energy Advantage

RPS Compliance Data Collection and Reporting Practices: Supporting Renewable Energy Policy Implementation through Information Sharing

This report summarizes RPS compliance and reporting practices across the US and identifies best practices. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (4.1 MB)

June 22, 2015 - by Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies

Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, State Leadership in Clean Energy , States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (Report)

April 27, 2015 - by Samantha Donalds, Clean Energy States Alliance

Renewable Thermal in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This report provides an overview of how states across the country are incorporating renewable thermal technologies into their RPS programs. Read more »

Project: Renewable Heating and Cooling, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (Report)

March 10, 2015 - by Samantha Donalds, Clean Energy States Alliance

The California Energy Commission's New Solar Homes Partnership Program Case Study: Promoting Greener, Better Housing in California

This case study analyzes data from the California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership Program, part of California’s comprehensive statewide solar program, the California Solar Initiative. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar