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Resources for type "Reports"

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Reports pdf (2.5 MB)

December 1, 2008 - by Exeter Associates, Inc. for CESA

Progress Report: Review of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

This report serves to review the progress to date of the states in the region in meeting their RPS objectives, to identify early successes and challenges, and to offer recommendations for future success. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.6 MB)

December 1, 2008 - by Ed Holt for CESA

CESA State RPS Policy Report: Increasing Coordination and Uniformity Among State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This analysis seeks to examine and evaluate mechanisms and approaches to increase harmonization and/or coordination among state RPS programs as well as the merits and challenges they present. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (126 KB)

November 1, 2008 - by Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, and Ryan Wiser (Berkeley Lab) for CESA

Shaking Up the Residential PV Markets: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC

This report examines the implications of changes to the residential solar ITC. This paper is part of a series of clean energy fund case studies prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Reports pdf (3.4 MB)

April 1, 2008 - by Clean Energy Group and Peregrine Group, Inc.

Mainstreaming Solar Electricity: Strategies for States to Build Local Markets

This report describes the key policies and program strategies that have emerged as effective tools for states to advance widespread solar deployment. Read more »

Reports pdf (111 KB)

February 1, 2008 - by LBNL / CESA

Property Tax Assessments as a Finance Vehicle for Residential PV Installations: Opportunities and Potential Limitations

This LBNL-CESA Case Study describes the mechanics of a new type of PV financing program recently proposed by the City of Berkeley that offers its residents the ability to utilize increased property tax assessments as a means of repaying over time the up-front cost of installing PV systems. Read more »

Reports pdf (985 KB)

December 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA State Program Guide: State Strategies to Foster Solar Hot Water System Deployment

This report describes a number of straightforward strategies that states can implement to support adoption of solar hot water technologies, including provision of financial incentives, training for installers, and education to help customers make informed decisions. Read more »

Project: Building Electrification through Renewable Heating and Cooling

Reports pdf (57 KB)

September 1, 2007 - by CESA

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation - Model Resource Eligibility Definitions

The members of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Collaborative on RPS Implementation have developed this set of model RPS resource eligibility definitions for states to consider as RPS programs evolve and mature. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (125 KB)

August 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA Best Practice Recommendation: Visual Impacts Assessment Process for Evaluating Wind-Energy Projects

This memo describes a process and approach for evaluating the visual impact of wind-energy projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (78 KB)

May 1, 2007 - by Mark Sinclair, CESA

CESA Memo: Summary of National Research Council Report on Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects

This memo provides a briefing analysis of the May 2007 NAS National Resources Council Report on The Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Project that evaluates the trade-offs between the benefit of new wind-energy projects and the risk of adverse environmental impacts. Read more »

Reports Link (PDF)

February 5, 2007 - by Mark Bolinger, Ryan Wiser and Edwin Ing for CESA

Exploring the Economic Value of EPAct 2005's PV Tax Credits

How much economic value do these new and expanded federal tax credits really provide to PV system purchasers? And what implications might they hold for state/utility PV grant programs? Read more »