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The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Results and Lessons Learned

November 3, 2016

1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.  


To help drive down solar soft costs and enable scaled deployment of rooftop solar, the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) collaborated with five New England states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont — to forge the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership in 2013. Over the course of last three years, the Partnership has tackled a wide range of barriers to PV deployment, including: difficult, costly, and slow permitting and interconnection processes in some locations; the need for new financing tools and cost-efficient group purchasing arrangements; and unfavorable zoning rules for solar in some jurisdictions.

In this webinar, CESA and its participating state partners discussed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership’s activities and accomplishments, as well as lessons learned from the project.

Guest Speakers:

  • Isabelle Hazlewood, Connecticut Green Bank
  • Elizabeth Youngblood, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Rick Minard, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
  • Shawn Selleck, Rhode Island Office of Digital Excellence
  • Andy Perchlik, Vermont Department of Public Service

For more information on this topic, read CESA's October 2016 report, "New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations."