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Reports PDF (2.09 MB)

April 27, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) for the DC Office of the People's Counsel

A DC Consumer's Guide to Going Solar

This guide aims to help DC consumers make an informed decision in considering whether to install a solar energy system in their home. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (4.91 MB)

March 29, 2018 - by Sarah Galbraith and Todd Olinsky-Paul for Clean Energy Group

Case Study: Sterling Municipal Light Department

A small municipal utility installed a battery storage system to compliment an existing solar electric system for cost savings and resilient power. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States

Reports PDF (link)

February 26, 2018 - by CESA

Project Overview: Sterling Municipal Energy Storage Project

This two-page handout provides a brief overview of a battery storage installation that is providing 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 (2 MB)

January 31, 2018 - by Jeffrey J. Cook and Lori Bird, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Unlocking Solar for Low-and Moderate-Income Residents: A Matrix of Financing Options by Resident, Provider, and Housing Type

This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (5.72 MB)

January 17, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) and David Comis (MEA) for the Maryland Energy Administration

A Maryland Consumer's Guide to Solar

The Maryland Energy Administration and the Clean Energy States Alliance have developed a Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar, designed to be a resource for Maryland residents considering home solar photovoltaic systems. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (6.72 MB)

November 13, 2017 - by Val Stori and Dana Drugmand (Clean Energy States Alliance)

Distributed Wind Energy Zoning and Permitting: A Toolkit for Local Governments

This toolkit aims to help local governments and planning agencies facilitate the efficient and appropriate development of distributed wind in their communities. Read more »

Reports pdf (4.9 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by Sustainable Energy Advantage for CESA et al.

Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization

This report identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market in the Northeastern U.S. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

Reports pdf (2.7 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by BVG Associates Limited, for CESA et al.

U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind

This report quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development in the Northeastern U.S. and specifies the types of jobs to be created. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

Reports pdf (7.3 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by GustoMSC, for CESA et al.

U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study

This report examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

Third-Party Publications Link (NREL website)

September 14, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore (Clean Energy Group) for NREL

Customers in Most States Could Cut Energy Costs by Adding Battery Storage to Solar

New research shows that more than 25 percent of all commercial customers across the continental United States may be able to further reduce their electricity bills by adding battery storage in conjunction with solar installations. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States