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Reports pdf (866 KB)

December 1, 2009 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair

Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit

This report describes the many financing options available to state energy offices, municipal governments, and other energy agencies for utilizing public funds for clean energy project support. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (3.1 MB)

August 1, 2009 - by Lyn Rosoff, Smart Power and Mark Sinclair, Clean Energy Group

Smart Solar Marketing Strategies-Clean Energy State Program Guide

This CEG/SmartPower report provides marketing best practices on how to address barriers to solar market growth. The report serves as a guide for states in pursuing their market planning process.According to the report, by acting more like retailers selling a product, state solar programs have the potential to sharply increase PV purchases and installations. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (198 KB)

January 23, 2009 - by CESA and Peregrine Energy Group

State Clean Energy Fund Support for Renewable Energy Projects: Key Findings from the CESA National Database, 1998-2007

This report from CESA demonstrates how state clean energy funds have emerged over the past decade as a major driver of renewable energy projects across the U.S. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (126 KB)

November 1, 2008 - by Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, and Ryan Wiser (Berkeley Lab)

Shaking Up the Residential PV Markets: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC

This report examines the implications of changes to the residential solar ITC. This paper is part of a series of clean energy fund case studies prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Presentations pdf (386 KB)

July 29, 2008 - by Lewis Milford, CEG/CESA

U.S. State Solar Policy Trends: New State Initiatives

This presentation reviews the U.S. solar market and solar trends. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Presentations pdf (163 KB)

May 8, 2008 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

State Solar Policy Initiatives: Recent Development and Lessons Learned

This presentation reviews state policies and trends in solar installations. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (3.4 MB)

April 1, 2008 - by Clean Energy Group and Peregrine Group, Inc.

Mainstreaming Solar Electricity: Strategies for States to Build Local Markets

This report describes the key policies and program strategies that have emerged as effective tools for states to advance widespread solar deployment. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Presentations pdf (382 KB)

March 11, 2008 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar

Presentations pdf (382 KB)

March 11, 2008 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

Policies, Programs and Trends: IREC Solar Seminar--State Solar Policy Trends

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy.
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Project: States Advancing Solar

Reports pdf (111 KB)

February 1, 2008 - by Mark Bolinger, Berkeley Lab

Property Tax Assessments as a Finance Vehicle for Residential PV Installations: Opportunities and Potential Limitations

This LBNL-CESA Case Study describes the mechanics of a new type of PV financing program recently proposed by the City of Berkeley that offers its residents the ability to utilize increased property tax assessments as a means of repaying over time the up-front cost of installing PV systems. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar