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February 1, 2017 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

A Resilient Power Capital Scan: How Foundations Could Use Grants and Investments to Advance Solar and Storage in Low-Income Communities

This report identifies market barriers to deploying solar+storage technologies in low-income markets, and proposes more than 50 grant and investment opportunities that socially minded investors can use to target those barriers. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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January 3, 2017 - by Travis Lowder, NREL, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide describes general factors state and municipal governments should consider when assessing whether to launch a public solar loan program, explains various loan program design elements, and offers several case studies. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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May 19, 2016 - by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Group

Closing the California Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage

This economic analysis indicates that pairing solar PV with battery storage systems can deliver significant electricity bill savings for California affordable housing residents and property owners. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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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: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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

Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies

This report 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: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Northeast Wind Resource Center, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, State Leadership in Clean Energy

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February 12, 2014 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods

In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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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: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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May 3, 2004 - by LBNL / CESA

Low-Income Renewable Energy Programs: A Survey of State Clean Energy Funds

This survey reviews efforts by CESA member clean energy funds to promote the use of renewable energy technologies in low-income residential buildings or communities. Only programs specifically targeting low-income applications are covered. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy