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Reports PDF (8.67 MB)

August 2, 2018 - by Nate Hausman, Georgena Terry, and Justin Cooper - CESA

State Solar Contract Disclosure Requirements

This report examines existing state solar contract disclosure policies and explores some of the areas of commonality and divergence among these state policies. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (2.09 MB)

July 23, 2018 - by Brian Lips (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) for CESA

Credit Multipliers in Renewable Portfolio Standards

This report examines the history and status of credit multipliers, the types of technologies and applications most often awarded credit multipliers, the advantages and disadvantages of credit multipliers, state experiences with the use of multipliers, and other trends in the implementation of credit multipliers. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports PDF (2.26 MB)

July 20, 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, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (Link )

May 29, 2018 - by Kosol Kiatreungwattana (NREL) for CESA

Modeling the Cost of LMI Community Solar Participation: Preliminary Results

In an effort to understand the magnitude of incentives needed to drive low-and-moderate-income (LMI) customer participation in community solar, NREL's Kosol Kiatreungwattana used a community solar finance tool to assess the cost of community solar for LMI customers in 6 states (CT, DC, MN, NM, OR, RI). Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

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: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

April 2, 2018 - by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for CESA

Income Trends of Residential PV Adopters: An analysis of household-level income estimates

This report aims to establish basic factual information about income trends among U.S. residential solar adopters, with some emphasis on low- and moderate-income households. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, 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