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July 25, 2018 - by Jenny Heeter, Edward Holt, Sam Koebrich, and Val Stori

Case Studies of RPS Best Practices: Solar Carve-Outs, SREC Tracking, and Thermal Inclusion

The paper consists of three case studies of states that have been leaders in implementing particular RPS practices: Delaware’s use of a carve-out for solar, New Jersey’s tracking of solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), and New Hampshire’s inclusion of thermal output in its RPS. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (Report)

July 12, 2018 - 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 PDF (5.5 MB)

June 28, 2018 - by Maria Blais Costello, Clean Energy States Alliance

Advancing Clean Energy Progress: Past, Present, and Future

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports PDF (5 MB)

June 27, 2018 - by Samantha Donalds, Sarah Galbraith and Todd Olinsky-Paul for CESA

Case Study – McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

A defunct mobile home park in rural Vermont was transformed into the first resilient, zero-energy, affordable modular housing development in the country with solar and battery storage systems. 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 (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 »