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Resources for category "Solar PV"

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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: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, 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: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Rooftop Solar Financing 101 (video)

This video introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Choosing a Solar Installer (video)

This video offers advice for customers in selecting a solar contractor, questions that customers should ask a solar contractor, and information that should be included in a solar contractor’s bid. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video )

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Will Solar Panels Save You Money? (video)

This video discusses key questions homeowners should explore when assessing whether going solar makes financial sense, including how the cost of solar compares to savings from solar, how the federal tax credit works, and the extent to which a homeowner’s electricity bill can be offset by solar. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (3.93 MB)

June 8, 2017 - by Diana Chace & Nate Hausman, CESA

Consumer Protection for Community Solar: A Guide for States

This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

May 17, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore and Wayne Waite, Clean Energy Group

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing

A new analysis finds that energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

Reports PDF (6.10 MB)

May 15, 2017 - by Bentham Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) for CESA

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

This guide outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (9.40 MB)

March 13, 2017 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide seeks to provide state and municipal officials with information to develop effective solar and battery storage (solar+storage) policies and programs that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. It explores a range of policy approaches that have been successfully employed and provides program examples from states that have made LMI access to these technologies a priority. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power, Sustainable Solar Education Project