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Resources for category "Solar PV"

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Reports PDF (Link )

January 22, 2020 - by Georgena Terry, CESA

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

Seven states have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. This white paper provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators. Read more »

Reports PDF (13MB)

December 10, 2019 - by CESA et al

Solar with Justice

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports pdf (14 MB)

November 5, 2019 - by Warren Leon, et al, Clean Energy States Alliance

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports pdf (883 KB)

December 19, 2018 - by NREL for CESA

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Reports Link (Report)

November 28, 2018 - by Nate Hausman, CESA

A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs

This guide will help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar Consumer Protection

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2018 - by Diana Chace, Clean Energy States Alliance & Clay Mitchell, University of New Hampshire

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar

A comprehensive guide has been developed to provide information to Vermonters interested in installing a residential solar PV system. This guide was produced by CESA for the Vermont Public Service Department. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar Consumer Protection

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 (2.26 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: Building Electrification through 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 (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