Below are research reports the Clean Coalition believes are valuable for understanding clean energy programs and their role in accelerating renewable energy investment.
This presentation highlights how distributed generation integrated with intelligent grid solutions (DG+IG) balance power, voltage, frequency, which creates in a far more reliable and efficient electrical system [PDF].
Advanced Inverters for Distributed PV: Latent Opportunities for Localized Reactive Power Compensation
This study outlines the opportunity for localized management of reactive power by using advanced inverters coupled with distributed PV systems to provide reactive power adjacent to the point of use, as is being done in Germany. Furthermore, the study evaluates the feasibility of a Germany-like system in the United States.
The Clean Coalition has modeled how intelligent grid (IG) solutions – such as demand response, advanced inverters, and energy storage – can support the integration of high penetrations of renewables onto the grid.
This article introduces an investor-oriented framework for the evaluation of renewable energy policy, applies these newly developed criteria to a qualitative comparison of the primary policy instruments, and offers recommendations to enhance the investor appeal of renewable energy in the United States.
This article, written by Clean Coalition’s Stephanie Wang and Rebecca Davis and co-authored by Timothy Green, was published in the American Planning Association Law Journal on June 8, 2011.
These memos were generated by KEMA, Inc., a global energy consulting firm, and were commissioned by the California Energy Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee.
This report, completed by Deutsche Bank, analyzes the transparency, longevity, and certainty of Germany’s feed-in tariff (FIT) policy (also called a “CLEAN policy”).
This strategic plan describes the importance of CLEAN Programs in helping Wisconsin build a new energy economy by turning biogas into energy.
This policy paper, which was completed as a joint project of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee (ECC) and the Bay Area’s Local Clean Energy Alliance, stresses the need to reduce electricity demand and transition to renewable sources of energy.
CLEAN Contracts: Making Clean Local Energy Accessible Now: Bringing More Renewable Electricity Into The Marketplace
This study examines CLEAN contracts, which have spurred more renewable projects than any other mechanism, and gives advice about how lawmakers and advocates can accelerate the adaptation of CLEAN contracts in their communities.
John Farrell’s report explains the exciting transformation that will occur as renewable energy changes the structure and sale of the distribution grid.
In light of the recent collapse of Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) markets, Farrell’s report aims to compare the cost-effectiveness of SREC and Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Programs to finance solar energy projects and meet renewable energy goals.
The cost of delivering energy from the point it is interconnected to the grid to the point that it is consumed by a customer can be greater than the wholesale purchase price of the energy itself.
To reduce confusion and increase both transparency and accountability in the interconnection process, the question of state versus federal interconnection jurisdiction must be clearly answered.
The Clean Coalition analysis has found a critically important result: The CLEAN Programs will *save money* for California ratepayers.
Economic Benefits Of A Comprehensive Feed-In Tariff: Analysis Of The REESA In California | By Daniel Kammen & Max Wei | University Of California, Berkeley
(formerly titled “Economic Benefits of a Comprehensive Feed-In Tariff: An Analysis of the REESA in California” — Study orginially released July 7, 2010) This ground-breaking study led by UC Berkeley Distinguished Professor of Energy and World Bank Chief Technical Specialist…